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The blunt arete right of Dead Bees (5.9) is home to this fairly well-protected and enjoyable moderate.
Start in a short crack which leads past a pin and upward onto the face above past three bolts ending on the ledge with Dead Bees. Share anchors with that route and either rap off via bolts 20' right of Bird of Fire or do any of several downclimbs available nearby.
Fun moves and good protection are in it's favor, but the large-grained rock detracts somewhat. One star out of five.
4 bolts, FP, pro to 2", bolted anchors
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|By Marty Brenner|
From: Durango, CO
Nov 9, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13
I think it actually starts with a couple balancy face moves past a bolt (crux). Then it goes a bit past groundfall level before getting into the crack. The fixed pin is near the top of the crack, before going back to face climbing past more bolts.
Don't let the groundfall potential fool you, though. The harder moves are well protected and the moves are easier getting to the crack. Definitely a route worth doing if you are already at the Isles in the Sky.
|By susan peplow|
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 28, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Fixed anchors with hangers only. Neighboring route (climber's left) has webbing/laplink.
|By shelby beardslee|
From: 29 Palms, CA
Jul 15, 2012
Today we found links and rings on top of this. The fixed pin is pretty irrelevant since the bolt is very close to it. There are some places on the way up for nuts or small cams. Pretty cool boulder start to easy climbing then another tricky sticky move to the top.
Nov 19, 2012
The top section is perhaps 5.8, but the moves getting to the bolt are solid 9/10a. Get a good spot before clipping it.
First 10 feet don't count...
From: Joshua Tree, California
Sep 6, 2013
A second bolt was added above the first, to prevent ground fall. (Bolt added by FA party).