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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
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Alan Collins
Page Views: 568 total · 30/month
Shared By: Alan Collins on Jul 5, 2016
Admins: Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Description

The Alchemist features some of the best rock Smith Rock has to offer off the monkey. Perfect red stone leads all the way to the top of the route.

The first 4 bolts are where the meat of the climb is, but there is also a crux pulling onto the slab passing the last bolt, a technical heartbreaker! Start out pulling over a small roof (the crux is pulling off the ground) then keep climbing at a sustained level of difficulty on the arete till the 5th bolt is clipped. Then get ready for a crux that is hard to read if you haven't already climbed the route.

Location

2nd furthest to the right

Protection

7 lead draws plus anchor draws

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