Rules for Stems
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Rules for Stems: FA, at the first crux. Photo by...
A varied route with good climbing throughout. Start with a 12-foot handcrack to the top of a small column, then step right and lieback up a pillar. The first crux involves bearhugging a flange to a series of powerful sidepull and edge cranks with smears for feet. This leads to a prominent stembox (5.10) capped by a roof. The roof is the second crux, which--depending on how you're set up for it--might seem harder or easier than the first crux. The route ends with face climbing up an arete/ramp feature, finishing with an exposed stemming move.
Left side of main wall, starts off the ledge. See beta photo.
12 bolts to chains.
By Tuck Russell
Jun 11, 2015
My favorite 11a in the Tieton. Sustained and techy.