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Birdland T 
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Fresh Step 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Mike Reardon, Alesha Reardon, Ken Pitts
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 505
Submitted By: Mike Reardon on Apr 7, 2013

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Ken Pitts on Catwalk; Fresh Step is the grey wall ...


Nice friction climbing that feels more like Stone Mountain than Rumbly. Make crimpy moves off the ground leading to a white pod with a tcu placement. From here, move left for run out but fun climbing or opt for the scaredy cat way (as I did), and move right around a moss pad on easy terrain for a bolt. Continue past great friction, a # 2 cam, another bolt, then right to the heady traverse into the Curiosity Corner. Plug a #3 cam in the corner and head for the tree slings.
Note: at the last bolt it is an easy but run out traverse up and left for the Cat Walk anchors. This option makes the route 120'.


Begin 20 feet left of Curiosity Corner at a dead tree at the base of a nice grey slab.


2 bolts, small TCU, #2,3 cam

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Rock Climbing Photo: Wandering up slab and moss pods
Wandering up slab and moss pods
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob's go at FreshStep
Bob's go at FreshStep

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By Mike Nevko
From: Currently Charlotte
Mar 2, 2015

Added Webbing and Quicklinks to Curiosity Corners Tree as it was too icy and wet to make it over to Cat Walk. We needed a 70m to lower, 60 might have worked with a Rap.

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