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St. Stephen - 5.8

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Average Rating : 2.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 2
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Trad)
G
7
Rack to 3"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

A decent but often overlooked route. The climbing is not sustained enough to call it a classic but pitches 2 and 3 offer very good climbing. A good one to do on a sunny but cool day when you want to avoid the crowds. Start on far right side of Windy Peak's South Face. p. 1 Climb parallel sided cracks to a large belay ledge. p. 2 Climb the stepped left facing corner system, which is harder than it looks, to a belay stance under a right facing corner. p. 3 Climb the corner above and a thin crack to a rest. Swim up the widening crack to another stance. p. 4 Rock quality declines slightly from here. Make thin moves up to another ledge system about 150 feet up. p. 5-6 Move left around a corner and get on the main face, following easy terrain and belaying where comfortable. p. 7 Follow cracks up to a water groove to the right of a large right facing corner, belay on top.

Descent Options:

Walkoff a well-used climbers trail to the left

Submitted by: lucander on 2009-01-19
Views: 285
Route ID: 97671

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2009-01-04 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars St. Stephen

Think mountaineering. A very good traditional route, not a bolt in sight...another fun day out with D'Angelo.

Added: 2009-01-19