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Brother Stair 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: P. Jarrard, 1992
Season: any
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Submitted By: Tony B on Sep 29, 2006

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Description 

A short climb, but some interesting climbing...
Just around the corner right from the approach trail to Left Flank, there is a short climb on some steep rock. Climb up off-angle pockets for the crux of this one past a total of four bolts to the anchor.
I believe this climb was named after a local preacher in the early 90's.

Location 

Left Flank, just right of the approach trail.

Protection 

4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


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By Chris Chaney
From: Arvada, Colorado
Sep 29, 2006

Named for a southern radio evangelist I think. Not necessarily local.
By Kurt Swanson
From: Philadelphia, PA
Mar 14, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Don't fall clipping ... this rock is rough and sharp. I also thought the bolts were a little far from the 5.9 climbing on the arete. Wasn't a big fan.
By Matt Baer
From: Boulder, CO
May 3, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun Climb with a hard start. Climbing on the arete is the actual route but you are sometimes pretty far from the clips.
By charris
Sep 30, 2012

The first bolt felt like v1, maybe because it was wet. The rest felt like easy 5.8 with safe clips despite all of the moisture.
By PatrickBecerra
From: Wixom, Mi
Jun 17, 2014

The new bolts on this climb have been moved to the right of the original bolts about eight inches. It is difficult and/or scary to climb the arete, move right to bolt, and come back in. This line is harder than it's worth, the 5.8 to the left is much more fun and very similar.