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Bear Arete, The S 
Bear Crack, The T 
Bear Cub Crack T 
Bear Fingers T 
Bear's Choice S 
Beast of Burden S 
Beast, The T 
Black Hole Sun S 
Body Snatcher S 
Jason and the Argonauts S,TR 
Jekyll and Hyde S 
Just Bearly T 
Kidnapped S 
Kill Uncle S,TR 
Kodiak S 
Lower Arete S,TR 
Mark's Moderate T,S 
Napa Valley Party Service S 
Old And In The Way S 
Polar Bear Spire S 
Rampage S 
Silverado Squatters S 
Smash n Grab S 
Stone Free S 
Swallow My Pride S 
Theodore Roosevelt S,TR 
Treasure Island S 
Uncle Tom S 
Ursa Major T 
Ursa Minor, aka: Guillotine Crack T 
Wayne's World S 
Unsorted Routes:

Stone Free 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Jody Morgan?
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jun 5, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: stone free viewed from the middle of the main rock...

Description 

Starting on the right side of the main rock of the bear, this is the last climb on the 1st pitch. Crux is a traversy move between the second and third bolts that's more balance than power. Beware the the prominent roof above the 3rd bolt is hollow, and is REALLY loose on the right side. This section is run out, but is probably only 5.8 or so.

Protection 

5 bolts to fixed anchors


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By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
May 15, 2008

Haven't been on this yet, but there is an interesting Lost Arrow stack about 2/3 of the way up. weird!
By Dodrill
From: Sebastopol, CA
May 17, 2008
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Don't clip that piece of history. There's a bolt within reach of the pin stack.
By stevecurtis
From: Petaluma California
Jul 26, 2010

There is a left and right way to do the crux using different holds. Both about 11+-12A. Excellent technical route. Bolts well placed. Solid rock, except for hollow roof.
By Caliza
Aug 26, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Really fun! Definitely not 12a. If Body Snatchers is 12a than Stone Free is 11d at most. Definitely must do.