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(Steaming Piles / Grunge) - 5.5

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Average Rating : 2.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 62
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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This route was CLOSED by park Superintendent following rock-fall injury.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


This is a broken slope to the right of 'Devil in the White House' at Golden Wall, left of a small gully. A mix of rock types and forms, offering much exploring of climbing moves. Had been popular with complete beginners and families.

Submitted by: kilgymrats on 2007-12-15
Last Modified: 2011-08-16
Views: 1713
Route ID: 50666

4 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mjwestla on 2009-05-14 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars a means to an end

Gear led this as an easy alternative to get to the anchors on Devil. It was a weird windy and occasionally chossy line. The most interesting stuff was near the top where it became quite a bit more vertical and required a couple semi-moves to line up with the anchor for Devil. Grade depends on whether you try to do this or veer off in an easier direction to focus on this line exclusively. Still, I thought it was worth it rather than rap or make the perilous scramble to TR Devil.

It might be intriguing for newbies while the other play on the harder routes in the area.

Added: 2009-10-19

Red Point Red Point ascent by: t_nut on 2005-03-08 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

used it to access tr on devil

Added: 2005-03-08

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: freeclimb69 on 2003-10-30 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Great for very beginners, not very challenging for experienced beginners.

Added: 2003-10-30

Red Point Red Point ascent by: kilgymrats on 1998-09-22 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Lame..dirty crack!

Added: 1998-09-22