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Stepping Out** E3 5c

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[Standing on 'The concretion' on Stepping out, 2 kb]45m. A quality climb, with a bold start, which takes a rightward-rising line across Rob's slab. Climb the smooth slab just left of Rob's Crack to a good handhold at 4m and continue through a steeper area to a concretion. Gain a standing position on this and traverse rightwards across Rob's Crack; then move up on thin holds (the crux of Four Steps to Heaven)to a thin horizontal crack. Follow this rightwards to a good horizontal break (on Volume Eleven), step right again, and follow a line of concretions to the top.
I Butterworth, P Clarke 27/Apr/2002

Ticklists: Fairy Cave Quarry Top 20.

Photo: Standing on 'The concretion' on Stepping out © Dawlish
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 34 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

rhys.nadin - 2nd dog - Jun/14 with Rob Scheichl, Richard Nadin and Iain Shone, Richard Nadin and Iain Shone

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/14

riddle - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Zaheer Durrani

An excellent route taking in the whole slab.
petegunn - Lead - 02/Aug/13 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/13

Dawlish - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with Sasa

The start is the hardest move, not another 5c move on it. Very nice climbing though, it's a bit fragile towards the top.
SGD - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with Dale

BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Tom

Tricky move (I'm sure I had good gear...) and then a bit of a romp. Nice climb but soft.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Becca

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Aug/12

A good route start not as run out as I thought it was going to be. There's a good micro nut at the first good hand hold. Easy E3 felt like I was climbing very well all flowing nice.
Dale - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with stu

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Kelli Roberts

kelliroberts3 - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/12 with Peter Rigby

Expecting to solo the start but found some hard to place micro-wires
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Rich

gripped01 - Lead - Oct/10 with Rimon Than

Phil PBC - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with henry castle

Worth E3 for the serious start.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/10 with Clare

upontop - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Julie

Neil Tucker - Lead - Sep/08 with Andras Pinter

ian d f - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

A good adventure - worth 2 stars
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Paul Robertson

Paul Robertson - 2nd rpt - 14/Oct/07 with Pylon King

Good climb. Not sure if it's worth three stars though.
bpmclimb - Lead β - 07/Oct/07 with Clare

Got up the bold start to the pancake, then down came the rain. Had to retreat.
bpmclimb - Lead dnf - 24/Sep/07 with Clare

Slab dried off so had another go - got a few moves further, then it rained again. I'm not going back to FCQ unless the forcast is fantastic.
bpmclimb - Lead dnf - 24/Sep/07 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/07

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/06 with paul

KRB - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/06 with Chris & Martin

JamieAyres - 2nd O/S - 29/May/05 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/05

cornishben - Lead O/S - Jan/05 with Ian Butterworth, Richard Nadin

Hidden - 2004

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Tom Harper, Motown, Phoebus, Owen W-G, Hidden, Ropeboy

Voting
Total votes cast 37
hard E40 of 14
E40 of 14
easy E40 of 14
hard E30 of 14
E31 of 14
easy E39 of 14
hard E24 of 14
E20 of 14
easy E20 of 14
hard 6a0 of 14
6a0 of 14
easy 6a0 of 14
hard 5c0 of 14
5c11 of 14
easy 5c2 of 14
hard 5b1 of 14
5b0 of 14
easy 5b0 of 14
3 Stars1 of 9
2 Stars1 of 9
1 Star6 of 9
0 Stars1 of 9
Bag of .....0 of 9
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Style of ascent

Lead23 of 34 (67.6%)
Followed7 of 34 (20.6%)
Toproped2 of 34 (5.9%)
Alt Leads1 of 34 (2.9%)
Unknown1 of 34 (2.9%)

'Climbed'7 of 34 (20.6%)
clean O/S19 of 34 (55.9%)
clean β1 of 34 (2.9%)
clean rpt2 of 34 (5.9%)
dogged3 of 34 (8.8%)
dnf2 of 34 (5.9%)