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Stem Cell Research 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: B. Bindner and E. Holland, January 2009
New Route: Yes
Season: Sunny, south-facing route
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Submitted By: Dave Daly on Mar 1, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Routes on the Penguins, Alabama Hills

Description 

Climb up the south side of the West Penguin past 9 bolts to mussy hooks at the top of the formation.

Protection 

bolted route to mussy hooks.


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By BAd
Apr 24, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I don't quite get the "PG" rating. I'm basically a chicken and found it reasonable. HOWEVER, a short person will find the crux pretty dang hard. My wife--5'3"--ended up pulling a draw at the crux because she just couldn't reach the holds. So height does matter on this one. Overall, great fun!

PS: On most of the routes in the Hills, I stick-clip the first bolt. I don't see any point in risking a ground-out on these sport climbs.

BAd
By Dave Daly
From: Kernville, CA
Jan 28, 2013

Agreed with your comment regarding the Pg13 rating. Went back and changed it since I haven't a clue why I added it. Fat finger editing? ;)
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Apr 15, 2017
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Good long route on mostly so so rock. Two or three actual cruxes that should keep your interest. Climbs a lot like a Joshua Tree route complete with choss, slopers, and goofy presses. Harder than most of the 10a/b stuff around these parts.

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