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Southeast Corner
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A Touch Too Much T,S 
Backstage Pass T,S 
Bee Sting Corner T 
Cardon's Rib T 
Don't Think Twice T,S 
Dufty's Popoff T 
H&H T 
Kauffman-Cardon T 
Ladybug T,S 
Lost and Found T 
R&R T 
Rear Entry T,S 
S&M S 
T&T T,S 
Tomato That Ate Cleveland, The T 
Touch and Go T,S 
Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind T 

Bee Sting Corner 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: George Livingstone, Arnold Wexler, Andy Kauffman
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Submitted By: Andy Weinmann on Aug 29, 2011

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Description 

From the end of P1 of Kauffman-Cardon, climb the large, left-facing corner. Pull the bulge at the top (crux) and move up to the large ledge with rap rings.

To descend, you can rap from the rings atop Bee Sting Corner. From here with a 60m rope you can rap down to the Kauffman-Cardon ledge and another set of rap rings. From the K-C rings, rap down to a third set of rings about 20' down and to climbers left or to a set of rings close to the tree below Dufty's Popoff. Either of these last two sets will get you to the base.

Caution! From the shuts on Kauffman-Cardon ledge rapping with 60m rope will NOT reach the ground...you'll be about 8-10' short.

Two 60m ropes tied together will hit the base from Bee Sting Corner.

Alternatively, you can scramble up and over the rocks that will be directly in front of you (west) when topping out Dufty's Popoff or Bee Sting Corner (to the left when you top out on Skyline Traverse). On the other side of these you can walk around to Luncheon Ledge and then either walk all the way down the Stairmaster or to the top of Ecstasy Junior and rap down from there


Location 

Kauffman-Cardon ledge; end of P1 of Kauffman-Cardon. This is below Lower Broadway Ledge. You can also access it by climbing Ladybug (quality line), pitch 1 of T&T, pitch 1 of H&H, or Hero Pendulum (scary R route).


Protection 

Standard trad rack. You can zip this up if need be. Rap rings at the top.



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Nice stemming options.
Nice stemming options.
Bee Sting Corner.
Bee Sting Corner.
Nice left facing corner that eats up pro and provides nice rest/placements stances.
Nice left facing corner that eats up pro and provi...
Bee Sting Corner.
Bee Sting Corner.
N.A. cruising Bee Sting
N.A. cruising Bee Sting
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By ajtwoface
May 19, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great left facing corner. It is sustained and is stemming the whole way up. Your left leg will get a workout!

By climbinbob
Sep 6, 2012

I got to the base of this climb by climbing 1st pitch of Skyline Traverse, then Hero Pendulum (5.5R). As I recall, there were only 2 good pieces of pro on Hero. If you're seconding Hero and fall, you will probably crash into the woods, and end up with more than a few broken bones. But, however you get to Bee Sting, it is a great climb that sucks up the gear!

By Matt Desenberg
From: North Berwick, ME
Feb 25, 2014

Underrated