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The Gem Stone Rock Climbing 

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The Gem Stone is probably best described as the far right side of the Rookie Wall formation, and provides superb overhanging climbing with a beautiful view of the rolling Palouse hills.
Routes range in difficulty from 5.10c to 5.12c and include the super steep climbs Hello Nasty(5.11a), Gem of a Different Stone(5.12a) and Massive Attack(5.12c).

Getting There 

From Rookie Wall, keep heading East along the base of the wall, past a broken section, to where routes appear again.

Climbing Season

For the Rocks of Sharon area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For The Gem Stone

Hello Nasty 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Washington : Northeast Corner & Spokane : ... : The Gem Stone
Starts on a short friction slab to a horizontal rail with a suspiciously good pocket just above it. Then it's a big move up the overhanging wall to a vertical flake. A couple more moves with bad feet will get you to the easy jugs that lead to the chains. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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