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Stems and Seeds 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Max Dufford 86'
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 2, 2006
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Awesome stemming route especially if you have long legs. The book claims anyone over 6' can drop a letter grade, make what you want of that. placing gear on the left seemed best to me. Hard part is seeing what you place. Eventually move left to a bolted anchor or top out.


many small tcu's and stoppers.

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looking up the awesome stem box of "stems and seeds" on the first winter day of 2013/2014. glorious day at the crag!
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By Brian Hench
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 16, 2009

The book is correct. I'd say it's 5.11b if are short, or 5.10d if you are tall.

By Bryson Slothower
Jun 10, 2009

did you climb it before and after a growth spurt?

By lucander
From: Stone Ridge, NY
Jan 23, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

I thought this climb was about 5.10c, especially in comparison to routes at Devil's Tower. Lots of finicky small wires. For what it's worth, I'm 5'5"