Stairway to Kevin
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|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.9- [details]|
|FA: ||Todd Gordon, Cyndie Bransford, Jim Angione, Randy Vogel & Kevin Powell, 1993|
|Submitted By: ||C Miller on Jan 1, 2002|
Stairway to Kevin (5.8), Joshua Tree. Photo by Gre...
About 150' right of Tiers for Fears are several left-slanting crack systems. This climb takes a prominent rib on a face left of and in front of those slanting cracks. Gear belay and scramble off down and right.
This is one of the easier routes in the area and features fun, well-protected climbing in a scenic, remote location.
5 bolts (1/4"), pro to 3" for anchors
Magazine cover boy Rico Miledi on the crux.
John Jenkins following Stairway to Kevin (5.8), Jo...
|Comments on Stairway to Kevin
From: Westminster, CO
Oct 27, 2003
Short and sweet.......fun and easy. Go off route to the right, run it out and beef up the rating a bit to make it more of a challenge. No bolts or pro off route and a deck for sure. I do not advise to do it off route it is just how we did it.
|By D. Evans|
Nov 9, 2009
Possible Gordo sandbag. Three of us did it yesterday and called it 5.10. Maybe holds have broken off, it is still a bit crunchy.
From: Joshua Tree, California
Nov 10, 2009
Quite possible (Great Epperson shot too!)...
|By Richard Shore|
Jan 30, 2013
Every other bolt (2 and 4) is garbage. The crux is convincing yourself they will hold a fall on this sandbagged route. Solid 5.9, maybe harder.