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Routes in The Philosopher's Stone

Alchemist, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Art-of-Fact S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Bitter Endings S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Faction of Traction S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fiction of Friction S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Fountain of Youth S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Immortal Technique S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Law of Equivalence, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Mr. Know it All S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Philosophers Stone, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Stem Cell, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Elevation: 3,575 ft
GPS: 44.369, -121.123 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Alan Collins on Apr 4, 2016
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
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Description

The Philosopher's Stone goes into the sun around 3:30pm and stays in the sun until dusk. It is windier here than most areas in the park tend to be, sometimes to the point of not being able to climb.

It is up above Koala Rock and seems to be right in the wind corridor. Crowds have not been present any of the times i have been out there, but i suspect people will soon catch on.

The rock quality on the Philosopher's Stone is as good as any rock in the park. It is comparable to Dakine Corner. The rock is perfectly red and features the highest quality rock that smith rocks has to offer off the monkey.

Getting There

Look for the red stone in-between 2 gullies as you near the marsupials. Once you are at the marsupials, traverse across the scree field and keep left on the high route in he middle of the scree field. Then take this trail up until you plato next to some larger boulders above brogan spire, Head start for the marsupial wall and make your way to the Philosopher's Stone.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Philosopher's Stone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
The Stem Cell
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Fountain of Youth
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
The Alchemist
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Stem Cell
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fountain of Youth
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Alchemist
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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