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Steppin' Out - 5.10d

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Mark Klemens, Jim Bridwell (1971)
Rock (Trad)
Cams, 4" - 6"... 2 #5's usefull. Very few small pieces (1ea) .4" - .5" Slings.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Slightly overhanging offwidth crack on right side of Independence Pinnacle. Climb easy (5.7) first half of the center route to base of Steppin' Out and belay just under large tree growing out of a crack. A short leaning fist section rounds the corner to a pin and the real climbing. Good rests along the way and the occasional good foot make this route not as sustained and mean as it looks. A bolt about mid way up helps to protect the route. Mostly 5 to 6 inches the whole way.

Descent Options:

Rap with two 60m ropes. May be able to rap with one, MAY!!!...your call.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2008-11-30
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Route ID: 97212

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  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2008-11-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Steppin out is right

A lot of work... Not as hard as it looks though. Lots of rests and good feet along the way. You get 8ft to 10ft of hard climbing then a decent rest with about three good rests along the way you could have a picnick (sp?) on. Had two BD #4's 1 #5 and two #6's. Wish I had only brought one #4, 2 #5's and one #6. Plugged in a yellow alien down low too. That's a solid rack, don't bring anything else cuz you won't use it. Didn't think it was much harder than the Generator Crack, just different.

Added: 2008-11-30