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YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Chuck Parks on Jan 31, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Route Beta for Steeples, I think Kodiak Arrest is ...


A steep, blocky start leads to more civilized climbing along a finger crack, which finishes at the ledge below the right side of the roof. Exit right around the roof, past the precarious-looking flat rock.


On the Redneck Wall, on your way from the Island toward Boobs. Look for a ledge with a roof above it at the top of the wall. On the right side of the roof, there is a flat boulder wedged at an angle. The climb starts under the right end of the roof.


standard rack, long slings for toproping

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By Zolen Boogaerts
Feb 22, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

There is absolutely NO WAY this route is a 5.8. I would call it 5.6, maybe easy 5.7. Posey's Pass (5.6) around the corner is harder. The Flake (5.8, but really 5.9) around the corner is on a different planet than this route. Regardless, it's a favorite of mine. Great route.
By Jade Suster
Jun 7, 2016

I'm pretty new to climbing. When it says to use "long slings" for top roping, what size slings are we talking about?
By Chuck Parks
From: Atlanta, GA
Jun 8, 2016

This is all going from memory, and I haven't been there in a while. But my recollection is that there were 1 or 2 trees reasonably close to the edge of the cliff, maybe 4-8 feet away?

Now that bolting is permitted, many of the routes at Palisades have bolted anchors at the top. I'm not sure if anchors have been installed atop Steeples yet, but if so then an extended anchor will no longer be necessary.

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