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The Stairs 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Marc Kajut on Feb 4, 2006

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In the gully left of The Ramp Arete.

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This outstanding beginners route is located between The Trama and The Ramp. Climb up a block section to a stance atop a small pillar, then continue up a trough to the anchor.


Standard rack. Two bolt anchor.

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 27, 2008

Great beginner's route or first lead.
By RockyR
From: Encinitas, CA
Aug 17, 2011

Nice route to practice trad placements.
Sep 30, 2012

Once the TR is set up, you can climb the arete which is probably closer to a 5.7 or 5.8. I didn't lead this to set the anchor so I don't know how difficult that would be to lead.
By Jason Kim
From: Encinitas, CA
Mar 31, 2013

This, along with Beautiful and Turkey Chute (and in that order) would make a great "beginning trad-leader" day.
By Winterparkmg
From: El Cajon, CA
May 8, 2015

Another fun route for kids. Although, the stairs portions of this route can be a little tough due to reach problems. But the little fella is only four. For the rest of us folks, I will echo what others have said: excellent first lead and very protectable.
By Mike Womack
From: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 25, 2015
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

This was my second lead and it accepted pro very well. I even used my #4 and #5.
Overall, a super fun route with cool holds the whole way up.

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