The Stem Cell
Avg: 3.2 from 5 votes
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|
DescriptionThe 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.