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St. Stephen 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Scott Ayers & Mark Hathaway (1990)
Season: Afternoon Shade Starting At Approx 3pm
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Submitted By: Hendrixson on May 3, 2014

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Description 

Less-than-vertical crimping leads up and past the first bolt where one must decipher a sequence to obtain a small ledge. Clip the second bolt and stretch your fingers before pulling a plated bulge with larger but less-than-ideal holds. After this the climb significantly eases in difficulty while increasing in quality. Scamper up featured, undulating rock to the chains.

Location 

St. Stephen is the second route from the left. To the left is Baba Rum Raisin and to the right is Be Here Now. St. Stephen is the bolt line immediately right of the tree that encroaches upon the wall.

Protection 

Approximately 7 bolts to chains. Some may find a stick clip useful as the first bolt is rather high and the sequence is not obvious.


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By Nick Henscheid
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 14, 2016
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Maybe I was a bit delirious and dehydrated after a mini-epic 3hr failure to get to Middle Earth, but I really liked this climb. It's tricky and thin, and unlocking the sequences was a joy. Felt like 11+ the first 2 tries, but once the holds appear it's more like 11b. Brand new bolts (2016) from CASA.

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