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Air Guitar T 
Bob's Your Uncle T 
Boschido S 
Catnip T 
Chemically Adjusted Reality T 
Chossmaster, The S 
Clip 'em or Skip 'em S 
Code of the Bolt Warrior T 
Commeterme T 
Corner Pockets T 
Crackmaster Lambada T 
Crossing the Delaware With Your Pants Down T 
Crossing the Threshold T 
Elvis' Pharmacist T 
George and Martha T 
Hakuna Matata S 
Justified Ancients of Mu Mu S 
Mr. Clean T 
Narlux S 
Never Forget Your Friends. S 
Peaceful Warrior S 
Pony Keg T 
Red M&Ms T 
Seven Virgins and a Mule T 
Shady Chimney T 
Sinsemilla T 
Split Beaver T 
Steel Grill T 
Steel Pulse S 
Stems and Seeds T 
Stroken' the Chicken T 
Tangled up in Blue T 
Throbbing Gristle S 
Vantage Point S 
Whipsaw S 

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The Stems and Seeds area includes many of the Sunshine Wall's more popular (and more awesome) routes like Stems and Seeds (11c), Air Guitar (10b), and George and Martha (10a). As it is part of the Sunshine Wall, it usually tends to be sunny, although it can get windy.

Getting There 

Traverse about 150 feet further left past the Twin Cracks area to reach the right end of the Stems and Seeds Area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.4 miles from here

35 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for King Pins:
The Chossmaster   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 90'   
Seven Virgins and a Mule   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Crossing the Threshold   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 75'   
Clip 'em or Skip 'em   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Vantage Point   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Pony Keg   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Steel Grill   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Throbbing Gristle   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 80'   
Tangled up in Blue   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
George and Martha   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Air Guitar   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Boschido   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Crackmaster Lambada   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 80'   
Narlux   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sinsemilla   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bob's Your Uncle   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Mr. Clean   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Stems and Seeds   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Crossing the Delaware With Your Pants Down   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Red M&Ms   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Stems and Seeds 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : ... : King Pins
Awesome stemming route especially if you have long legs. The book claims anyone over 6' can drop a letter grade, make what you want of that. placing gear on the left seemed best to me. Hard part is seeing what you place. Eventually move left to a bolted anchor or top out. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By Bryson Slothower
Mar 3, 2006
This area is called "King Pins" in most guide books.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Oct 31, 2014
only 2 routes out of order:

Corner pockets is a little confusing, it is the next crack right of Split Beaver. Between the 2 routes Justified Ancients is bolts up a pillar for 1 pitch then continues on a column that is right of Corner Pockets for it's 2nd pitch and a variation continues past that 2nd pitch anchor to the top ( Acapulco Gold, 5.11b)

Catnip is left of Sinsemilla.
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