The Stepping Stone – 5.13b


9 bolts

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Located at the Lookout between Bob Lob Law (5.13b) and the Power of Youth (5.12b). There is now a project line just left of this line, right of "Bob Lob Law".

PREP + FFA: Greg Tos, March 2016

From Greg's Blog:

Long ago I recognized that route development has given motivation and longevity to my climbing career. There is nothing boring about taking a chance on a piece of rock, setting up the hardware, discovering holds and sequences and then trying to put finishing touches by sending. The last aspect of route building, the sending, often offers many ups and downs and frustrations which most times set up the best highs and memories. The story of The Stepping Stone wouldn't be any different. What started as a search for a project for Irene soon became my own journey which could not end any better than with a head snapping fight to reach the chains. It has been a while since I have entered that place where nothing matters but the next hold, the next move. The brain unplugs and before you know it you are clipping the chains while wondering what just happened.

Recent Sendage:

  • 5.13b
    2017-05-20
    Awesome movement! Thanks BZ for the catches and beta. 7-8 goes.
  • 5.13b
    2017-05-15
    Psyched to take this one down! First 5.13. An instant classic
  • 5.13b
    2017-05-15
  • 5.13b
    2017-05-06
    Bad holds and powerful foot-work. Could not have put this thing down in a day without Maddy unlocking some subtle beta for the first crux! Thanks Sir!
  • 5.13b
    2016-10-26
    3 awesome cruxes with multiple opportunities to fail!!