Description

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at King Pins

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 110
Seven Virgins and a Mule
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 129
The Chossmaster
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 134
Vantage Point
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 121
Crossing the Threshold
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 83
Pony Keg
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 90
Throbbing Gristle
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 89
Tangled up in Blue
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 135
George and Martha
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 188
Air Guitar
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 84
Hakuna Matata
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 94
Boschido
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 94
Sinsemilla
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 73
Narlux
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 73
Stems and Seeds
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 66
Red M&Ms
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Seven Virgins and a Mule
 110
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Chossmaster
 129
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Vantage Point
 134
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Crossing the Threshold
 121
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pony Keg
 83
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Throbbing Gristle
 90
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tangled up in Blue
 89
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
George and Martha
 135
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Air Guitar
 188
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Hakuna Matata
 84
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Boschido
 94
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sinsemilla
 94
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Narlux
 73
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Stems and Seeds
 73
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Red M&Ms
 66
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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This area is called "King Pins" in most guide books. Mar 3, 2006
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
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. Oct 31, 2014