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Step 'n Out 

Step 'n Out 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: John Wolfe & Dick James 1968; FFA: Keith Cunning & John Long 1979
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Submitted By: Tony B on Dec 31, 2004
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BETA PHOTO: "Step 'n Out" area.
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Description 

Near the left edge of the south face of Short Wall there is a thin system of crack and seam. Climb this, staying in the obvious line. The climb is reasonably mellow and protected for most of it's length.


Protection 

A single set of nuts including RP's and a set of TCU's would make this a reasonable lead - or TR it.



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Damien Germano maxing out the TR setup, Dan Bair on belay on a warm summer day at JTree.
Damien Germano maxing out the TR setup, Dan Bair o...
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By Murf
Jan 17, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

If one is solid at the grade, and gear placement, this is a good lead. I wouldn't recommend this for the run of the mill .10a leader.

By Steve Powell
From: Alhambra, California
Mar 4, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

A fun route. one I'll do again.

By john durr
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Dec 19, 2009
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b PG13

Finally got the nerve to lead this today after years of wanting to. This is a really good climb and the pro was all there with a little work.

I found TCU's and small offset TCU's pretty handy through a #1 camalot, I didn't see any good spots for small brass. Currently there are two bolts on top to belay.

By kenr
Jan 28, 2013

Lots of interesting moves not like other climbs -- especially foot jams, but not only that.