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The Step Away 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Charlie Raymond and Pat Callis, November 1966
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 31, 2006

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This is the easiest route to the top of Paisano Pinnacle. From Paisano Ledge, walk back into the slot behind the pinnacle, and then chimney up and right. Eventually you reach a thin crack high on the southwest corner. Exciting, exposed wide stemming and face climbing take you a short distance up to the top. Once you figure out the moves, they aren't difficult to do. The protection is fair. This climb may be more difficult for shorter climbers.


small to medium gear

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By Tradiban
Oct 28, 2014

Fun stuff! The stemming is easy and the pro is great when you actually need it. Don't get suckered into the crack is all I have to say.
By Donno
From: Newport Beach
Jul 5, 2016

Just looked at this: intimidating! Hats off to the FA guys.

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