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Bill Steal 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: shad O'Neel on Jul 12, 2004

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Great sunset looking south from belay ledge.

Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 MORE INFO >>>


This route ascends the S side of the valley massif just left of large, left-facing corner (hooker).

There is a nice, bouldery, double crack start that allows the belayer to escape the sun somewhat. Its probably 5.7ish. Otherwise, scramble up slabs to a ledge to belay.

Follow a stellar crack (mostly hands) up the face and exit through an easy slot. Belay in the shady cave area.

Walk off easily to the climbers right and back down.


Gear to three inches, eats nuts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Here is a shot of the base of the route.
BETA PHOTO: Here is a shot of the base of the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin leading.
Kevin leading.

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By nolteboy
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 3, 2005

On a cool morning, this is a great route to soak up the sun and get limbered up on.
By molony
Feb 20, 2008

Pretty much comparable to a miniature of Ed's Crack.
By ClimbersZen
Aug 9, 2010

A pair of rap anchors has now been added left of the crack so people ropes do not get stuck and so people stop rapping off of the manky old slings.
By Rodger Raubach
Aug 30, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This route has a tendency to get vegetated up in the Spring. Other than dealing with the veggies, a nice route.
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 25, 2014

The listing is for 180 feet, but the chain anchors allow you to easily lower down with a 70m. Pretty sure a 60m would also lower off fine.
By William Armstrong
Jul 13, 2015

You can lower w a 60m.
By tkessel
From: Windsor,CO
Jul 9, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Great route for learning how to jam! The views are so good also!

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