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Steeple 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 7 pitches, 800'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: FFA J Lamb, P Whillance, May 1975
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Aug 29, 2007

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High on Steeple, 5.10c (E2 5b)

Description 

This climb is arguable the best on the crag. It climbs magnificent natural features on the best and tallest section of crag.

1. Climb up the clean corner, passing two overlaps.

2. Continue on up the corner, exit on the left.

3. Climb up broken ledges to a ramp line on the right.

4. Follow the ramp to a steep section passed on the right. Make sure you don't go too direct at this point as this takes you up the crux pitch of Haystack (5.10d/11a).

5. Layback up the good crack system and belay at the bottom of the corner.

6. Climb up the corner to its end.

7. Follow the tricky thin crack up and then on to the top.

Location 

Climbs the center corner systems up the tallest part of the crag.

Protection 

Full trad rack.


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By Martin Hind
Sep 23, 2008

A great route which the description doesn't do justice. You need to get there to see the beauty.
Haystacks and the Spire are also imposing.
Does require dry conditions as the crux across the slab can be wet and involves small crimps and footholds.

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