Type: Boulder
FA: Tommy Klinefelter
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Shared By: AWinters on Oct 25, 2007
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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...




Ben Snyder
CSprings, Sandy Hook (CT)
Ben Snyder   CSprings, Sandy Hook (CT)
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). Mar 26, 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. Nov 10, 2008
Peter Franzen
Phoenix, AZ
Peter Franzen   Phoenix, AZ  
Midnight Lightning is a cakewalk compared to this thing.

Great problem, regardless of the FA or grade though. Apr 4, 2009
C Miller   CA  
Stained Glass on Youtube - youtube.com/watch?v=DDX19JL… Jun 8, 2009
Stained Glass can be started from the sit - or from the stand. The grade really is just the same. Because what matters is up high. Trust me on that.

Hard, slick, technical, sharp, continuous... and then there is the final move, which is a heart breaker. Aug 11, 2013
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra