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Steel Grill 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Brian Hench on Mar 16, 2009

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Description 

An offwidth that doesn't really require offwidth moves. Strenuous but protects really well. One of the best 5.9's at the Coulee.

Location 

Between Bob's Your Uncle and Mix It Up.

Protection 

A double set of cams to 3 inches, or a single set of cams and one of hexes. Takes hexes really well.


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Rock Climbing Photo: steel grill close up before the crux
steel grill close up before the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up Steel Grill (right crack).
BETA PHOTO: Looking up Steel Grill (right crack).
Rock Climbing Photo: Ethan running a tr on Steel Grill after leading bo...
Ethan running a tr on Steel Grill after leading bo...

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By Shaun Johnson
Sep 9, 2012

Super fun route.

It is now quite clean and climbs great.
By SHOPE
From: Corvallis, OR
Jan 7, 2014
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Challenging 5.9

Excellent climb. I found it more challenging than Sinsemilla and about equal quality fun less the pigeon crap on Steel Grill.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Oct 28, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

If you have not climbed wide cracks much, you may want a #4 and #5 Camalot, and save a .5 and .75 for the top out.
This is a burly 5.9
By Jplotz
From: Wenatchee, WA
Jan 18, 2015

Fun jams through 70' of pigeon shit.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 27, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

If you want a quality pigeon shit experience, try In To Deep next.
By Gordon Seslar
From: Wenatchee, WA
Oct 28, 2015

awesome route when the attack pigeon isn't guarding it's lair. If the pigeon is in it's lair you will get your hands pecked relentlessly, use tape or else.