This is a good climb that starts with fun slab climbing, which leads to a series of roofs separated by a good rest.
Begin by climbing a few bolts of 5.10-5.11 slab to a stance below the first roof. The first roof is probably the technical crux, and it features smallish face holds and a shallow crack for a few punchy moves before it slabs back out to a great rest stance. Next, charge up the second, larger roof by using a combination of hand jams and good face holds. Pull through the roof and turn the corner (arete) to the right and you are home free.
This route has some really fun climbing on it, but the second roof still needs to clean up a bit. Overall it is a fun route though.
If standing at the southern end of the Arena looking north, locate the east-facing wall on the west side of the Arena. Stimula is the 6th route on the east-facing wall when counting routes from south to north. It is on the wall immediately right of the face that contains Titus (it climbs the arete with double roofs).
9 bolts plus anchors.
Jun 17, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a
A lot better and quite a bit more difficult than it looks. The start is a bit dirty/mungy and the first bolt is pretty high, so be careful. It is easy to overlook the climbing from the first bolt to the roof, but it is kind of more tedious than expected. First roof is super fun and well protected. Kind of funky up to the 2nd roof, and then strenuous to get over it.
Really well bolted I thought (although it could maybe have a lower/additional first bolt). Definitely worth doing, the climbing is really fun.