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Honey Bucket 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Darren Knezek
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Submitted By: KipHenrie on Aug 26, 2012

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Eyes on the Honey... (Nikon PL510)


Ascend in a jaunty fashion then stare at a big throw to the Honey Bucket. The guidebook says 12a. Consensus is that it is a very soft 12a. Climb it and rate it yourself.


4th climb from the right


6 bolts to chains

Photos of Honey Bucket Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Davy giving Emmy a Belay on Honey Bucket.
Davy giving Emmy a Belay on Honey Bucket.
Rock Climbing Photo: Clip (Nikon PL510)
Clip (Nikon PL510)
Rock Climbing Photo: The Honey Bucket effect
The Honey Bucket effect

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Aug 27, 2012
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

As the other 2 said, this is really soft- closer to 11b/c than 12a.
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Oct 8, 2012
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

easiest 12a in the world.
By Murphski
From: SLC, UT
Aug 18, 2013
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I think 11b is generous. I've climbed 11a's harder than this route.
By Skat B
From: Down Rodeo
Aug 19, 2013
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

  • Definitely WAY easier than a .12a (Def no V4 moves anywhere)
  • Felt like it was over-bolted
  • The cobbles are solid
  • Maybe if you are really really really short this is a .12a?
  • Definitely worth doing if you're in the area!!
By Leif E
Apr 13, 2014

The reason this route seems soft is because it was rated 12a when there were about half the amount of good holds prior to the honey bucket, however with all the many new options for good holds to throw up to the "honey bucket" 12a is a stretch
By Emerson Takahashi
May 17, 2014
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

climbing only starts at the second bolt, and only lasts about 15ft through a steep bulge.
Felt much more like a v3 boulder problem with some clipping

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