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Dimrill Stair 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: John Hooper
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Submitted By: Marc Kajut on Feb 4, 2006

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Got tape? Climb up this short very textured hand crack that widens a bit near the top. Continue up to the climbers left to a bolt anchor.


Standard rack. Two bolt anchor.

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Fun Crack climb
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dimrill Stair (5.8)
Dimrill Stair (5.8)

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By ccross
From: San Diego, CA
Oct 5, 2008

The San Diego County Climbing Guide by Dave Kennedy and Chris Hubbard suggest this a 5.7, and the pdf guide by Art Messier suggests 5.8. Shares anchor with a sport route up and left 15' from top of crack.
By RAZORsharp
From: Carlsbad CA
Feb 16, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Maybe I was having a good day, or maybe its the abundance of good feet... but this felt way soft for a 5.8..
By ChadC
From: San Diego CA
Feb 17, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climbing up Sam I Am and used the bolt anchors off of it and one BD .75 in the top of the crack to guide the rope and we TRed it.

great texture in the crack and good to learn finger and hand jams because you can mostly keep your feet out of the crack.
By Alex Wild
From: CA
Jul 23, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun Trad lead! Bring cams up to 2" for the main crack, then head left up the finger crack/seam to the "Sam I Am" anchor (with rap rings). Bring a couple small cams or nuts for the seam at the top.

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