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Step Function 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Walt Shipley, 1989
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Feb 8, 2002

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Description 

This climb is on the Lower Walt's Rock at the west end. Thin face climbing past three bolts (technical crux) gains a shallow lieback crack on a right facing wall. From the ground the crack looks like it can be easily protected but placements are sparse because it is flared! Make committing moves (10+ / 11-) between small TCU's until a large jug is reached just below the top.

Protection 

QD' s for 3 bolts (1/4"?), small TCU's (#0 - #3), and stoppers provide ample pro. Use medium cams for an anchor on a large ledge. The descent heads west on the ledge followed by downclimbing into a gully. Walk back east to the base of the route.


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