Steenberg ridge

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Pony
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Steenberg ridge

Postby Pony » Fri May 18, 2007 10:10 am

howzit ous

can anyone tell me where to find an RD for the Steenberg Ridge.I hear it goes at about 14,and it looks fun.

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Go climb it

Postby Drifter » Fri May 18, 2007 2:30 pm

Go climb it Homey!

Just make sure there is enough places to put protection in.

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Re: Go climb it

Postby JonoJ » Fri May 18, 2007 3:22 pm

Drifter wrote:Go climb it Homey!

Just make sure there is enough places to put protection in.


And how do you propose to ensure that, umm Homes? Rap the entire route first, checking for pro......or solo it with no gear to confound you, inspecting the pro potential?

Always check that ridge out too, and think it would be fun. From the road it doesn't seem too tough, and appears to have good gear potential. Just get off your ass, on to your horse, and do it Pony!! Shout if you need a partner! :)

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Steenberg Ridge

Postby DavidM » Fri May 18, 2007 10:44 pm

There are a number of routes in the area around Steenberg Peak ranging from D to about F2 (9-15). Steenberg ridge itself was originally graded a D but I think sections of it are a little harder, but definitely not as high as 14. The pro was good and the climbing interesting with great views and big ledges.
There are RD's and a photo-topo in an old issue of MCSA Journal (think it was sometime in the 60's?) written by Jeff Goy (I think).

Regards,
David

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Postby Pony » Sat May 19, 2007 8:36 am

thanks david and jono
sounds like \"just go do it\" is the answer...
always good to climb a classic old line!

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Pony

Postby Drifter » Sat May 19, 2007 9:48 am

You could explore new easy routes if you can find one. You need to scout an easy route which you know you can climb and are able to down climb as well.

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Postby Rastaman » Mon May 21, 2007 9:51 am

That makes alot of sense Drifter.
Scramble the route first, then come back with gear and do it all over again.
Please think for more then 2 nanoseconds (thats very short) before you post.

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Postby Justin » Mon May 21, 2007 10:01 am

I see dead kittens, everywhere! :shock:
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Rastaman

Postby Drifter » Mon May 21, 2007 10:07 am

I am saying you start climbing the route if it looks easy enough and you put protection as you go up, however if you get to certain point and think it is too difficult to go higher you then down climb and unclip your protection as you are down climbing, or if you get to the top and there is no way to secure yourself properly to belay someone up then you down climb and take your protection out as you are down climbing. I suggested he climbed something easy which he knows he can down climb as well.

What is wrong with that?

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Postby Pony » Mon May 21, 2007 11:12 am

jeez you guys complicate things...
I think I'll just walk off if it gets hard,using one of the big ledges mentioned above.


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