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Giant's Direct 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Sport, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Micah Klesick on Oct 8, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Giant's Direct

Description 

This is an alternate start to Giant's Staircase. Climb easy moves with giant holds to either the first belay anchor of Giant's Staircase, and continue up Giant's Staircase to the top, or go up and left onto the ledge with an anchor and rap rings.
This is also the start for Static Cling, 5.10b.

Location 

If you are standing at the base of the steps up Giant's Staircase, walk 20' to the left and around the corner, and you will see a cleaned section with bolts going up it.

Protection 

5 bolts plus anchor if only going to the first anchor. Bring 6-8 more if going to the top of the dome via Giant's Staircase.


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By Micah Klesick
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From: Vancouver, WA
Oct 19, 2014

With the relocation of two bolts on the 2nd pitch to Giant's Staircase, it is now possible to go from the Giant's Direct to the top of the dome via Giant's Staircase in one pitch, since rope drag has been reduced almost in half now.
By das1405
From: Portland
Apr 11, 2016

This route is harder than Giants Staircase...not much, but if GS is a .6, this would be a .6+ (i think the book calls it a .7, which is a stretch)

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