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Under the Staircase 

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

Type:  TR, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Sep 18, 2013

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On the left side of the cave, below the stone step down. Getting off the ground is the crux. Once up, cruise on huge holds to a ledge 20' up, then cruise s'more through some "rattlers" - loose but not coming out any time soon - to a horizontal from which you must build the trad anchor.

To access the trad anchor, walk a few steps down the stairs, then step out into a small horizontal below a bigger horizontal. Place a 4" piece in the big left-hand crack, and a .4" piece out to the right. There is a loose plate of rock between the two - don't place gear on this. Best to leave the tiger in its den.


Left side of the "cave" area


Trad anchor (4" & .4")

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