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Step and Fetch - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.20/5 Average Rating : 4.20 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

Fabulous finish to Golden Earring. Climb to the traverse. Instead of going left, sling your gear long, step right, and then pick your way up the steep finish.

Submitted by: forkliftdaddy on 2005-10-19
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Route ID: 25047

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: MonkeySpank on 2011-03-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great top out for Golden Earring

Climbed the Golden Earring start well, breezed through the scary traverse out to the face, and then fell a couple of times following up the business part. Still a great climb with great views from the top belay stance.

Added: 2011-04-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: warrenw on 2011-03-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pumpy.

No crux move. A great overhanging jug haul.

Added: 2011-03-21

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Carnage on 2010-10-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars -

the move looks so sketchy until you actually start doing it. then its just a classic moores jug hall.

Added: 2010-10-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: ctaonrocks on 2010-04-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars really fun

We finished by going over the roof to the right.

Added: 2010-04-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mjwestla on 2010-04-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Finally got around to it

Been looking at this for a while and finally got up the nerve to do it. Was a bit scared by the other Moore's 8 I tried (Super Direct) but this was way more reasonable. Sustained overhanging moves up stellar jugs with excellent pro (C4s .5-2 do the job). I just slammed cams home every so often and flew up this thing. It's more fun if you go straight up after you turn the corner from Golden Earring. I broke it up into two pitches by putting in a gear anchor just after that corner (mainly to re-collect some of my gear from GE). Fantastic belay ledge and crack for gear+small tree at the start around that corner. Getting around the corner is a little weird but getting a foot out helps; it's just a little awkward.

Can't wait to get on this again and see if I can extend the overhanging bit a little longer before I bail out to the easy section. Seems a little intense for an 8, but maybe that's just classic Moore's sandbag grading. I'd give it 5 stars if it was longer and didn't have the crappy low angle top out. Easy to scramble off to climbers left to get to the anchors for Golden Earring.

Added: 2010-04-04

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