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39 Steps T 
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39 Steps 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Maria Cranor & Charles Cole, 1983
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 7, 2007

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The route offers steep but positive climbing up the dike system with the added security of a wide crack/flare. Minimal protection is to be had, but the nature of the climb makes it feel secure. Gear belay and rap off bolts atop Rock Star/School Daze. Two stars out of five.


You'll find this short but enjoyable route on the south face about 30' right of Suffering Catfish. Look for a vertical dike system in the back of a chimney/flare.


pro to 2.5"

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Rock Climbing Photo: "39 Steps". Photo by Blitzo.
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By Isaac T.
From: Yokosuka, Japan
Jan 19, 2009

The bolt anchors are down and to the left, they are useless if you want to setup a TR. Out right of the dike, about 15 feet, there is a spot where you can get a few pieces in, but you'll need at least a 30 foot cordellete.
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Dec 17, 2009

Thin cams protect the crux.
Apr 18, 2016

This is a wonderful climb. Very cool climbing up a beautiful natural feature.
It's very runout, especially for its moderate grade - a poor choice for a beginning leader. That said, it's super fun and a climb I'll look forward to repeating.

No fixed gear on the route. Two nice glue-in belay/rap bolts right at the top of the dike.

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