|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Benjamin F on Nov 12, 2011|
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By daniel ballarin
Jun 18, 2012
|This was my first lead ever, and a memorable one at that. I inherited some sport gear from a friend who moved out of the country so I read a book on how to climb and did it. Someone told me there was an easy lead just down from the railing, they were talking about Stair Tek 5.5 but i thought that this was the route. Years later I still thought it was a runout lead (like most climbs in sequoia) but it sure was adventurous for being so close. There are newer bolts up around the area so somebody is is climbing there, I just haven't run into any other climbers there.|
By Kat Richards
Dec 3, 2014
Wanted to submit an update as of Nov 2014.
The 3rd bolt on this route is sketchy and spins - so beware.
There are chains at the top - if you check in at the info station, the route book they have is out of date, so I wouldn't trust it too much.
From the ground you will notsee the chains, you won't see them until you're almost at the top... but just trust that they are in fact there.