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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: Alan Collins
Page Views: 170 total · 10/month
Shared By: Alan Collins on Sep 16, 2016
Admins: Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Description

This loose looking line will surprise most with its great movement and deceptively cohesive rock. Start out a large terrace from the left and climb through some 5.10 climbing to the 3 bolt. Clipping the 3rd bolt is exciting, so be ready for that. After you get the 3rd bolt clipped, the climbing to the anchors is where the climb earns its 11+ grade. A good arete climber will find the line of least resistance easily while others will struggle.

Location

Right of Stem Cell on the arete.

Protection

5 bolts, fixed anchors with steel carabiners

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J.C. Collins
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Really fun climb. Engaging from the start to the crux at the top. Arete climbing. Yeah! Not sure how hard it was. Climbs really well tho. Needs another ascent for consensus. 11+/12- ?? Oct 12, 2016