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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, 40 ft
FA: Alec B and Alan Collins
Page Views: 397 total, 26/month
Shared By: Alan Collins on Aug 25, 2016
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

The Stem Cell will surely get the attention of avid climbers at first sight. A prominent dihedral rises with a slightly overhanging dihedral of desert varnish on the right and a good red welded tough on the left wall with bulging overhangs.

A good stem climber will use every trick in the book to try to muster up this climb. This one will test one's crack climbing and stemming abilities.

All in all, I would say this is a great climb! the rock quality is good and the movement is fun and unique. Feels like a hard trad climb with bolts due to the flaky nature of the crack.

Location

Far left on the Philosophers Stone. Starts in an obvious dihedral on 5.7 climbing which quickly gets easier.

Protection

4 lead bolts and 2 anchor bolts

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Dave McRae  
 
This is a great little stemming route that will please any bolt clipping trad climbers out there. Aug 19, 2017