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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]
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Submitted By: Marc Kajut on Feb 4, 2006

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Fun Crack climb

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Description 

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.

Protection 

Standard rack. Two bolt anchor.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Fun Trad Climb Black Diamond C4 Cams #.5 #.75 #1
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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 Josh Clift
From: San Diego, CA
Oct 23, 2016
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I agree that it is soft for 5.8, especially a gorge or woodson 5.8. If you try to go direct crack with the feet it would sure feel 5.8 at the start, but there are stem feet for almost the entire climb and maybe one or two spots where a foot jam is a better option, and those are bomber foot jams.

Think I set a yellow alien lower and a .5 or .75. where it goes thin hands. Be nice to your follower and set a directional at the top before the climb heads left to the anchor for Sam I Am.