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Mild Steel 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Aug 9, 2003

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Mild Steel is the right-most bolted route on the Pin Cushion Wall. It is further left than the picture in the guidebook would indicate, and the first bolt is about 20 feet off the deck.

The first pitch is less-than-vertical face climbing on good granite.

The second pitch is a one move wonder that involves getting over a steep bulge with rock on three sides.

Walking off is very simple. Head back and right and you'll find a little climbers trail that leads you back to Newspaper Ledge and down.


Three bolts to a two bolt anchor above the first pitch (~140 ft). You can (and probably should) supplement the bolts with slings, cams and/or nuts.

One way to get off the rock once you've finished the first pitch (and the only part mentioned in the guide book) is to continue upwards (one ~5.8+ move) using the obvious crack for pro. Placements are quite nice.

If you don't want to continue upwards, you could bring up two ropes and rap off.

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