Ephinephrine vs Steck Sal


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Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 4, 2009 - 11:53pm PT
Is Ephinephrine even in the same ballpark as Steck Salathe?
I lead every pitch in Eph and it took 6 hours. Crux wasn't bad. I never do wide stuff. Am I ready for an ass kickin on SS?

Gym climber
ticking up the good holds on After 6
Oct 4, 2009 - 11:55pm PT
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Oct 5, 2009 - 12:36am PT
Not in the same league by any stretch.

Epi seems more like NE Butt of Higher (probably easier than it) Steck worked me hard even when I was freesoloing 80% of Ne Butt


General Ripper

Oct 5, 2009 - 01:31pm PT
Epinepherine is easy. SS is hard. E Butt of Higher is in the middle.

Trad climber
The High And Lonely
Oct 5, 2009 - 01:42pm PT
yer gunna die.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 5, 2009 - 10:55pm PT
Do 'em both and report back here. . .

Big Wall climber
Yosemite, CA
Oct 6, 2009 - 12:15pm PT
Are you ready? How would we know. Are they in the same ballpark? No. Not even close.

Oct 6, 2009 - 01:44pm PT
If you get an answer you believe, no point in doing the SS.

The experience has been spoiled.

Trad climber
The 7th Pin Scar on Serentiy Crack
Oct 6, 2009 - 08:24pm PT
The best training for the Steck is to climb the Steck.

You can easily rap until the traverse from Flying Buttress (don't know about from beyond there). A wanker gear pulling ascent through the Narrows (what I did) is better than not doing it at all. Though, I'd do some situps, planks, cruches for a month before hand if I could do it over again.

Bring a headlamp, a light warm layer, and some cord slings that can backup rap anchors if you don't make it, esp this late in the season. Bring a watch, have a turn around time for top of Flying Buttress. If aren't going fast enough, rap - you'll have had a great day even if you made it only that far.


Oct 6, 2009 - 11:13pm PT
Bring a headlamp, jacket and top out, no matter how long it takes. DNB makes a good warmup. Give 'er hell.
mark miller

Social climber
Oct 7, 2009 - 12:11am PT
Mike you have more sack and such a positive attitude that us mere mortals can only bow down in front of you and say...."I'm Knott worthy". as for SS you're gonna die epi is a simple romp. When you start leading .11 in redrocks and you get a few shots of horse piss then you might live on SS..... Good luck.

Trad climber
Oct 7, 2009 - 12:14am PT
I heard the warm-up is NE Buttress of Higher plus Brailbook, all in a day. Which tells me, I'd never make it. ha
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho, also. Sorta, kinda mostly, Yeah.
Oct 7, 2009 - 12:19am PT
It'll be Epic, but so what?
You Knew that was comin'.
You can Still have a Blast.

Trad climber
Vacaville Ca,
Oct 7, 2009 - 12:26am PT
I think most people defeat themselves before they even try.

Usually, people are capable of far more than they believe.

Gym climber
obsessively minitracking all winter at Knob Hill
Oct 7, 2009 - 01:21am PT
Go do the thing and find out all about it. So it might get dark, BFD. It'll get light again, too.


Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
Oct 7, 2009 - 01:24am PT
I like rhodo-router's answer. A little shivering never hurt anyone. Well... bring a jacket at least. And space blankets are pretty light.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho, also. Sorta, kinda mostly, Yeah.
Oct 7, 2009 - 01:45am PT
Dude, It's The Steck-Salathe!
It gets REAL up there. It's a Tall Stone, after all.
The Sentinel. Oh, yeah.
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