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Steck-Salathe - 5.10b popular

Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62 out of 5
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Allen Steck, John Salathe
Rock
G
15
Standard Rack up to 6"
1500
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a A0
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.44/5
  Rock Quality 4.44/5
  Scenery 4.78/5
  Fun Factor 4.78/5

Description:

Fifteen pitches (many linkable) of unrelenting wide cracks lead throughthe depths of the vertical to a sandy, spacious summit, making this one ofthe 50 classic climbs in North America, and one of the most strenuous freeclimbs.

Submitted by: hollyclimber on 2002-06-27
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Route ID: 1594

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  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: snoopy138 on 2014-05-03 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars not actually fun

took a beatdown

Added: 2014-05-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: retro67 on 2011-06-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 24 years later

Did this route back in '87. It was as I remembered it...but cleaned up a bit, new bolts and easier to protect with modern gear. Still makes for a long day. All hail Allen and John! Couldn't really tell where it changed to 5.10b. All seemed like 4th class and strenuous 5.9. Still one of my all time favorites. Did it with JP in 12 hours car to car. About 8 on the route.

Added: 2011-06-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: scottydo on 2010-09-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Incredible

All told this was the hardest climb I think I've ever done. With everything together (approach, climb, descent) it was one loooong day. My advice, bring plenty of water, go as light as possible, and bring headlamps. You won't be wanting to do chimneys for a while after this climb. Have fun

Added: 2010-10-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: namascar on 2010-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Warning: Not for the claustrophobic

Great clasic route, way softer than the horror tales describe. The narrows are the business section. They take time and some effort.

Added: 2010-08-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: radioface on 2010-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars A classic

Lots of fun, and a testament to the old schoolers.

Added: 2010-07-11

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