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Stairway to Heaven - WI5

Average Rating = 4.29/5 Average Rating : 4.29 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.86/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.14/5

Description:

In Feb 2006 this climb formed up a full 10 pitches for the first time ever. On my 3rd time to the top, I was able to climb the pillar on P7, for ice leads on every pitch of this mega-classic. If 7 is not in, and you don't feel like climbing M-Hard, there is a short 5.5 chimney 200 yards east on the ledge, providing access to the base of P8. Descent involves walkoff East to the restaurant, then 60M rap from the handrail, then 20M rap from a dead stump through the chimney. Walk around to the top of 6 and rap the route. With 60M ropes, it is BARELY possible to rap to the bottom of P5 from here, with rope stretch.

Submitted by: stymingersfink on 2006-03-03
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Route ID: 48608

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Ratings
  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: jnrose5 on 2011-02-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars again...

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Added: 2011-02-11

Ratings
  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jnrose5 on 2011-02-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars again...

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Added: 2011-02-11

Ratings
  Difficulty WI5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jnrose5 on 2011-02-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars COLD

super hard to get penetration with anything today

Added: 2011-02-11

Ratings
  Difficulty WI5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2010-01-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Stairway to Heaven

With Zach and Jason. Three days, three WI 5 routes and 1 mixed. Unimpressed with the amount of ice and snow formed in this canyon for January. But the area got a dump as we left. Surprised how low (elevation) it sits. Many routes not in. Good stuff though for a boy so far away from his local ice stomping grounds. Better than Joe's Valley last December anyhow. Definitely got to time the ice right in Utah. Global warming?

Added: 2010-02-10

Ratings
  Difficulty WI5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: stymingersfink on 2008-01-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars climbing with lisa

skip 1, lead 2,3,5. lisa led 4



Added: 2008-01-13

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