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First Steps 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Michael Schneiter
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on May 23, 2013

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Description 

First Steps is now the easiest bolted route in Rifle. Low angle, well-protected climbing starts from the top of the platform and veers left to avoid a steep headwall. After going left, you end up in a groove feature where the angle increases just before the anchor.

Location 

This is just left of Supre Guide, at the top of the mound where a platform exists for belaying. It is best approached by walking on the road from the Ruckman and approaching from below. Also, it is easily approached from the campground.

Protection 

7 glue-in bolts and anchor.


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