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Stair Trek

 
Stair Trek

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 36.54420°N / 118.7642°W

Object Title: Stair Trek

Route Type: Technical Rock climb

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: 5.5, single-pitch

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Page By: mpbro

Created/Edited: Nov 10, 2001 / Jun 26, 2002

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Approach


Start up the stairs toward Moro Rock from the parking area. About 200 feet after you start, hop over the stairs and look for a steep, descending climbers' trail. After descending around 50 feet, the grade lessens, and you cannot miss a very large tree growing on the ledge in front of you. The photos below give guidance.

Route Description


The best belay station is on top of a 10-foot-high flake. From here, climb around 5 feet and protect groundfalls in a medium (1-2") crack. From here, make an exposed, balancey 10' traverse to the first bolt. Climb 20' to the second bolt. After the second bolt, you reach a broad slab which leads up to the stairs.

If setting up a toprope, common practice is to do this from the railing of the stairs. Two ropes are mandatory.

Essential Gear


Medium gear to protect grounder. 2 QD's, and whatever you'll need to set up an anchor.

Images

My brother-in-law at the...From the Stair Trek belay...Kim rappelling from the top...Here I am near the second...Photo ripped off from URL...