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Near Side Chimney T 
New Tradition S,TR 
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Pile, The T 
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Saviour Heart T,S 
Scorpio Rising  S 
Separation Anxiety S,TR 
Seymour Frishberg T 
Shute-Mills Route S 
Something Good S,TR 
Spellcaster S 
Sport Roof Left S 
Sport Roof Right S 
Step To The Left T,S 
Synchronicity S 
Tradfest T 
Two-Bolt Slab T,S 
War Party S,TR 

Step To The Left 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X [details]
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Apr 12, 2002

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Joti topping out on Step to the Left


An extremely easy face climb leads to a *slightly* overhanging crux.


2 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.Avoid rope drag.

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By Floyd Hayes
Oct 27, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

With supplemental cams this climb is well protected. A small cam fits a slot halfway to the first bolt, a medium cam fits the crack between the first and second bolts, and a less solid large cam can go into the flared crack above the second bolt where the climbing is easy.
By Jerry Dodrill
From: Bodega, CA
Mar 8, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Old rusty 1/4" chains at anchor have been replaced with Fixe SS double ring hangers for rappel.

Not X. Bring gear as Floyd says above.
By Floyd Hayes
Dec 21, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A direct variation, up the overhang, is 5.10a and can be led after placing a cam just right of the overhang--or climbing higher to clip the second bolt and downclimbing to tackle the overhang.
By FourT6and2
From: San Francisco, CA
Apr 18, 2016

Super bomber bolts at the top now. There are 4. All with good hardware and rap rings. 2 for this climb, 2 for the one on the other side of the arete.

The climb itself is not bad. I had fun on it. I did a few laps on it and went over the roof in three different spots for some variety. Not bad.

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