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Stemmy routes in Squamish or Index?


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Lexí Roberts · · Golden, CO · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 95

Starting to dig that palm-smearing, calf-burning lifestyle. Anyone have suggestions for routes in Squamish/Index area that involve some solid, fun stemming?

Leading 10s and 11s.

Mark Roberts · · Vancouver, BC · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 1,138

The Stembox pitch on Bulletheads East is worth doing, pretty rad.
I've never done Tall Skinny People on the North Walls, but looks like a totally insane Andrew Boys 10c.

Matthew Tangeman · · Bellingham, WA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 200

Squamish:
Popeye and the Raven
gotta be so many more in that grade range but I'm blanking out...

Index:
Rattletale P3
Shirley
The View from the Bridge
Planet Caravan
Clay (kinda)
Hips and Valleys

Lexí Roberts · · Golden, CO · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 95
Mark Roberts wrote: The Stembox pitch on Bulletheads East is worth doing, pretty rad.
I've never done Tall Skinny People on the North Walls, but looks like a totally insane Andrew Boys 10c.

Bulletheads!!! Count me in, thanks!

Jon Nelson · · Redmond, WA · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 5,115

I'm with Matthew on the Index ones.

The view from the bridge is especially nice, as it is right off the ground, and not so intimidating. Planet caravan is nearly so, but harder. Shirley is a little intimidating.

Jeff Young · · Bend, OR · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 15

Not Squamish or Index, and better in the Fall, but Trout Creek has all the stemming routes you could ever want!

abe r · · Boise, ID · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 20

Index: slow children and An Act of Strange Boar

Jack Carbon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 10 days ago · Points: 0

Index. Cup and Saucer, 

Curt Veldhuisen · · Bellingham, WA · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 662

Squamish: Rutabaga, Perfidious Albion

Ryan Nelling · · Gunks NY · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 166
Jeff Young wrote: Not Squamish or Index, and better in the Fall, but Trout Creek has all the stemming routes you could ever want!

+1 for Trout Creek.  Check out The Space Between for a solid stemmy calf burner.

Michael Richichi · · Portland, OR · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 610

Trout is so dope! I just did The Space Between last weekend. Bushwhacker is also awesome.

Michael Richichi · · Portland, OR · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 610

And if you make it down to central Oregon, get in Pure Palm at Smith Rock, even though it’s bolted!

Clint Cummins · · Palo Alto, CA · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 934

The list in the old Index guide:

Stemming
317. stem crack 5.8
85. Sandy Corner 5.10
51. View from the Bridge 5.10d
188. Giant Size Baby Thing 5.11b
195. Buried Treasure (lower) 5.11c ***
142. Cup and Saucer 5.11c/d ***
124. Numbah Ten p1 (free version) 5.12a/b **
298. The Color of Pain 5.12a/b
59. Stinkbug 5.12b **
167. Bat Skins p1 (full) 5.12b *
387. Technicians of the Sacred 5.12b ***
292. Blue in the Face 5.12c **
https://web.stanford.edu/%7Eclint/index/itwtyp.htm

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