The Manna House Bakery and Patisserie: A big anti climax - See traveler reviews, 52 candid photos, and great deals for Edinburgh, UK, at TripAdvisor. Late-successional stands are characterized by the dominance of the climax, and the decline of the pioneers, and climax stands are composed of climax, shade tolerant species. Stands in the Big Butte Springs Study Area, because of fires, typically only reach mid-successional condition. The pioneer species, such as. other areas, particularly where available moisture during the summer growing season is limiting, the chaparral type is probably climax. Chaparral is likely to be climax on the shallow Maymen soils and along some of the ridgetops in the area, Ponderosa pine is usually seral, but it may become climax on poorly drained or.