I thought that I had it all figured out. Longer, lower stem and bar = better climbing. I had a 100mm 5 deg stem and a .75" riser bar. After some experimentation on my vacation I ended up with a 90mm 10 deg stem and a 1.5" riser bar. Same amount of spacers so my position moved up and back. Descending was great which was no suprise bit climbing felt better as well. Climbing steep smooth slickrock pitches or rocky ledges was pretty easy and felt better than my old set up. I'm 5'10" on a medium 5 Spot.
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