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(Steaming Piles / Grunge) - 5.5

Average Rating = 1.50/5 Average Rating : 1.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 62
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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From end of fence, find stacked boulder at rim, look left for lower Pine and bare rock of chute. High hazard from falling rock, the reason it was closed.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 1.50/5
  Scenery 1.50/5
  Fun Factor 1.50/5


Sloped blocky gray face to the right of and angled out from 'Devil in the White House' was CLOSED by park Superintendent as of second edition of pocket guide. Note that 5.7 line for 'Devil' is along and left of the separating crack, using this face only for stemming. That can be rigged from the rim, to hang rope along the crack.

Submitted by: Rmsyll on 2007-11-28
Last Modified: 2011-08-17
Views: 1080
Route ID: 89875

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating X
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: wkfegler on 2013-06-02 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Trad Lead

run out with rotten rock, won't lead this again.

Added: 2013-06-02

  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: Rmsyll on 2007-10-31 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars non-ascent note

I tried this carrying a light pack and no rope yet, got to the tiny cave and said "Nope." I wanted to top-rope the sloping face between the crack and the gully, but did not see an un-roped way to get safely to the prominent tree, or to get to the rings. This is not a place I would want to climb enough to bother with gear, or fall to what gear would swing to.
In my opinion, it should not be listed, as if it would keep the kids busy safely.

Added: 2007-11-02