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Stems and Seeds 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Max Dufford 86'
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 2, 2006

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kathryn stemmin'


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.


Bring many small tcu's and stoppers for the bottom, some hand-sized pieces for the top.

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geoff on upper Stems and Seeds. Photo by Emiko Hob...

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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 20 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"
By Jon Nelson
Oct 8, 2014

There is also a boulder problem in D-ton (NW WA) by the same name.

Both routes look great.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Apr 14, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

description here does not mention that you will want some hand size gear for upper 3rd.
I agree it is 10c
By Jon Nelson
Apr 15, 2015

Got it, thanks Geoff.
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