Stems & Valleys
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I'm hoping for input to the rating since the crux felt very height dependent and I suck at figuring out ratings anyways.
Start in the same hand crack as for Hips and Valleys, but instead of going up the chimney, go up to the right in the shallow corner and continue up the face via stemming and some delicate features over a small roof and to the chains for Robin's Ramp.
It is also possible to go up the chimney for Hips and Valleys and cut in above the crux for a much easier variation and is easily TRed by doing Robin's Ramp. The crux may seem a bit contrived due to the proximity of Hips and Valleys, but bolts were placed where sound rock could be found which was quite close to Hips and Valleys.
Shares the start for Hips and Valleys.
5 QDs, couple of slings, nuts and a couple of cams to #2BD
Crux of Stems & Valleys
|Comments on Stems & Valleys
|By Jon Nelson|
Aug 2, 2013
Great job on the route.
I tried TRing it last year, and thought it had some pretty hard and dynamic moves near the bottom. So, it might be harder than 11-, but I'll have to go back and try again.
Aug 5, 2013
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c
Crux is hard for someone 5'4", but I'll work something out. :-)
11- sounds about right, but being short, I could give it an 11b? Fun stemming up higher! Surprisingly possible moves at the bottom.
|By Douglas T|
Aug 24, 2013
Fun climbing that's very tough to give a grade to. Well protected crack, face and stemming. Stretch out a bit before you start this one. 5.11- is a good starting point. You might find it harder or easier, but close enough.