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Unknown climber getting to grips with the last hol...
Small polished patina crimps and slick feet lead to a big toss for the lip off a tiny left-hand crimp.
Warm your fingers up before attempting...
Ian Nielsen on the opening moves of "Stained Glass...
Ian Nielson fighting the insecurity on 'Stained Gl...
|Comments on Stained Glass
|By Ben Snyder|
From: CSprings, Sandy Hook (CT)
Mar 26, 2008
I think Stained Glass starts on two shallow, slanted crimps at head/chest level. The low start from the jug is a different problem, but feels only slightly harder (still V10).
|By Tommy Klinefelter|
Nov 10, 2008
Although I'm credited with the FA of this gem, it was climbed within the same month in 1995 by Fred Nichole and Kevin Thaw, and no one seemed to know who bagged it first. The problem was tagged Stained Glass by Bruce (Kinnaloa) Pottinger for a mini guide he created in a quarterly SoCal climbing zine, and rated V7 (presumably because Bruce couldn't conceive it being any harder than Midnight Lightning). Nichole called it Livre Ouvert, or Open Book.
|By Peter Franzen|
From: Phoenix, AZ
Apr 4, 2009
Midnight Lightning is a cakewalk compared to this thing.
Great problem, regardless of the FA or grade though.