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Flight of the Bumblebee 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b

Type: Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c/d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Greg Parker
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Submitted By: Greg Parker on Oct 20, 2006
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Me on Flight of the Bumblebee. Incredible route.

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Named after the swarm of bees that were attracted to my rope while equipping the route. This route climbs up the obvious white buttress. The climbing is technical, with big pulls off of small holds and a great crimper redpoint crux. After you finish the hard climbing you get a great rest, but you still have 30 more feet of 5.11. Awesome route.


10 bolts, open cold shut anchors.

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Dan Olmschenk with cold fingers, he attempts to chase the fleeting sunlight towards the rim of the canyon walls.
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By Ben Bodenhamer
From: Madras, OR
May 11, 2007


Any one have any more pics of this route. I really want to get on this one next time I'm out in the canyon.

By Miah
Jan 2, 2007

Amazing climbing on stellar stone. Considering it's one of the finest routes in the Canyon one would think it would get a little more attention. Excellent introduction to the harder routes in Spearfish. Technical edges w/ a little power tossed in for good measure. Easier on the tendons than Big Train but slightly more technical. Another Canyon must send!