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First Steps 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Doug Reed
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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on May 25, 2007

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Scramble to the top of the tall boulder, step across the airy step without pro to clip your first bolt, make some hard moves for the grade.
Continue up and enjoy the breeze and exposure up there.


Right most route on the 1st section of the wall.


None until you reach the top of the boulder (30ft).
6 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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By DaveB
Mar 16, 2008

A great route. Technical, moderately pumpy, and yes, stiff in spots. But, a nice onsight challenge for the grade.

Note: Once atop boulder, a short, improvised stick-clip (1-2ft) is often used to clip the first bolt by reaching across gap from a safe stance. Reason being...failing to make the first committing move(s) from boulder to wall (AND the first clip), could result in a long, devastating, unprotected fall...hence the route's name...First Steps! -- (Gulp!) -- Use your best judgement here.

(For added fun, chimney to the top of the boulder, though again, don't expect any pro.)

The view from the top is incredible and well worth the effort!
By ShockSLL
From: Charlotte, NC
May 14, 2012

I went directly up the bolt line for the first several bolts using the arete to the right and avoiding the dihedral on the left. This felt really hard for the grade. After talking to some other climbers, they said the dihedral on the left is on.
By Befta
From: Golden, CO
Jun 5, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

sweet route, but airy. Big relief after getting to the second bolt...clean falls from there if you need to!
By John Heimerman
From: Golden, CO
Jul 18, 2014
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

After the engaging start of the climb, I found myself having a harder time on this climb than Scenic Adult. Good route to whip on.
By Eli Buzzell
From: Rumney
Jan 3, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

100% Terrifying first move. Hard from then on out. Stick clip recommended.
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