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Rules for Stems 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Andy Fitz, Matt Kerns 2006
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Submitted By: andyf on Feb 19, 2007

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Rules for Stems: FA, at the first crux. Photo by...

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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.

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By Tuck Russell
Jun 11, 2015

My favorite 11a in the Tieton. Sustained and techy.

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