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Bee's Knees, The 
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Don't F With the Bees 
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Plank, The 
Whales on Crack 

Don't F With the Bees 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Ian CB or old school
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ian CB on Aug 10, 2012

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Sticking the crux on the possible fa. Rad move


Start sitting on jug flake down and right. Climb up using compression encountering a tough move to a sloper near the end. A good problem. This was the Harpoon Project.


JUST past railroad amphitheater take a steep trail up past some cliffs and over other small ones. Go Straight uphill through the talus field and up into the trees. Lots of rock around this hidden little spot. Definitely saw some cool stuff and will be back. Alternatively Take the balanced rock trail to the top. Walk 5 or so minutes toward the north shore and 225 paces after the last obvious stairs head down hill into the trees.


2-3 pads and a spotter.

Photos of Don't F With the Bees Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Katie eyes the slope
Katie eyes the slope
Rock Climbing Photo: The start
The start
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve locking it in.
Steve locking it in.

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By Ian CB
Aug 10, 2012

There was a bee hive next to the problem and I was putting my camera too close to them and one of them stung me in the eye. Hence the name. Potential in this area for sure. Good find and thanks for posting this one up guys.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Aug 13, 2012
rating: V7 7A+

Looks awesome Ian!
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Aug 23, 2012
rating: V7 7A+

Super fun moves on this one! Great find by Ian, and a must do for the area.
By Ray Bierbaum
Oct 15, 2012

Nice send Ian! I hoping to get back on this thing Sunday.
By Grizzly Andrews
Aug 24, 2015
rating: V5 6C

With alternate beta this problem goes at no more than V5. I didn't deviate from the overhang and used holds that Ian had used during his FA.
By SteveSchultz
Aug 25, 2015

Would be curious to hear what beta you used. Personally I could see it dropping to a 6 as it's pretty comparable to Jenga and Massive. Felt slightly easier than Weasel, Tunder or White Knight I guess.
By Jordan Schlichting
From: Madison, Wisconsin
Aug 25, 2015

I can confirm the grade of V5 with the alternate beta. That seems about right to me.

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