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Stairway to Hayden 

YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I British: M 1b Easy Snow

   
Type: Trad, Snow, Alpine, 2000'
Consensus:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I British: M 1b [details]
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Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Craig Martin on Jun 27, 2013
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Looking down the actual Stairway to Hayden. Easy b...

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Description 

If you are looking for a good day hike in the Uintas, this may be it. Allow for 2.5 - 3 hours to the summit.

Follow the approach info to the Iron Hayden Wall. From the base of the wall head right and up into a wide couloir. Hike up this couloir until it ends staying mostly on the left side and following a staircase of mostly solid rock. At the top, climb a short 4th class step on the left to get out of the couloir. Continue up a ridgeline heading for the summit (South) ridge. Follow the South ridge to the summit.

Descent: Reverse the route.


Location 

Hayden Peak west face.


Protection 

This route consists of mostly hiking with some scrambling and lots of exposure. In spring and early summer much of this route will be under snow. Bring appropriate gear for exposed snow climbing at that time.



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Fixed piton and rope. I am not sure how I feel about this fixed gear. Time will tell I guess.
Fixed piton and rope. I am not sure how I feel abo...
Looking down the short 5th class section of the Direct South Ridge.
Looking down the short 5th class section of the Di...
The general route of the Stairway to Hayden.
BETA PHOTO: The general route of the Stairway to Hayden.
The Direct South Ridge climbs through this exposed section of easy 5th class. Someone has placed a fixed rope here to aid in ascent/descent. As seen in this photo, the wind can render it useless.
The Direct South Ridge climbs through this exposed...
Another view of the South Ridge Direct.
Another view of the South Ridge Direct.
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