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Step Child 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Dustin Brubaker, Martin Seidenschmid ~ 7.14.07
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Submitted By: Dustin Brubaker on May 22, 2009

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Jason halfway up Step Child. @Cruxpunks


Approach flared vertical crack and follow up to roof. Continue, finding least resistence out right, or, opt for more exciting moves straight through roof.


At left side of Mordor alcove, between The Humbling & Grace


Bolts & Gear to 2"

Photos of Step Child Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting ready to rappel
BETA PHOTO: Getting ready to rappel
Rock Climbing Photo: Stepchild/Hellboy topo
BETA PHOTO: Stepchild/Hellboy topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Erik on TR
Erik on TR
Rock Climbing Photo: Stepchild
Rock Climbing Photo: Anna halfway up Step Child (TR).
Anna halfway up Step Child (TR).

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By bryans
May 27, 2009

props to the FA party for not bolting the short-lived hand crack. it also takes a #3 BD along with #2s.
By Ebb Ebbing
From: Vancouver, WA
Mar 14, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

My climbing partner used a #2 cam between the 3rd and 4th bolts.
By Dustin Ebel
From: Portland, OR
Feb 2, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I climbed this last fall and really enjoyed the route. I didn't end up placing any gear but really liked the feel and the movement. The traverse under the small overhang and then climbing out it was the best part. I did throw off a few small pieces of rock that were on the ledge.
By Colin Parker
From: Idyllwild, CA
Jul 1, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Agree with the others about the quality of this one. Didn't think it needed gear anywhere. Definitely one of the better moderates at Ozone and as good as Carrots for Everyone in my opinion. No move eclipses 5.9, however, and there are plenty of rests...
By garrett eickelberg
Aug 26, 2013

overall great climbing, especially when the rest of the crag is sopping wet! i threw a #3 in the hand crack at the small runout in order to avoid hitting the deck. But in retrospect i think it was a bit of wasted energy, as the climbing to the next bolt is all solid (although there are 1-2 loose rocks in the hand crack). The crux move around the overhang felt sort of stout for a 5.10a, especially when comparing this route to others of the grade at ozone. But it could just have been my less then ideal beta and slightly damp hold up top.
By tantan
Oct 24, 2014

This route is awesome!! i TR'd it this afternoon. Arms get pumped out real quick, for me anyway, but there is a great spot for a nice Dyno! about 7-8 ft. have fun with it!
By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Jan 15, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Stout, fun climb. No gear needed. Get on it!

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