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Honey Pot 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Harald Harb and Diana Rogers
New Route: Yes
Season: spring ,summer fall,
Page Views: 148
Submitted By: Harald Harb on Jun 20, 2011

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Honey Pot is on the left side, of the huge dihedra...


There are many options to make this climb, rate from a 9 to a 10c depending on which variation you climb.

Good cam placements are available, but be prepared for 9+ difficulty for a trad lead.


This is located in the corner as high as you can walk, on the right side of the wall parallel with road, follow the trail, 100 feet up from a parking pull out. Hike back east until you see an obvious draw up to the rock face.


There are chains at top, and it can be hiked around all the way over on the right side of the crag and top roped.

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By Harald Harb
From: Dumont
Aug 26, 2011

Honey Pot is a fun, great route for a solid 5.10 trad leader, (5-11 sport leader) it has many variations possible, so make it as hard as you want from 5.9 to 5.10b. Check it out on top rope if you are unsure; two chain anchors are up top, access from an easy hike around the crag to the right.
By slim
Jul 20, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

At first I really disliked this route. I would definitely call it R rated. The rock quality is often iffy, where you can get gear it is often in not so great rock, or in places where it isn't really helpful (waist level above a ledge, protecting easy climbing, etc). Also, the gear is laid out such that it makes for some rope management and route-choosing questions. As a TR, this is actually quite fun though.
By Kevin Gillest
From: Arvada, CO
Sep 12, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Rock Climbing Photo: Garrett Gillest, age 10, on Honey Pot.
Garrett Gillest, age 10, on Honey Pot.

Looks like as of 9/11/2016 somebody retro-bolted this route, about 7 or 8 new bolts. Appears to have been bolted over the weekend from the drill debris left on the route.
By Harald Harb
From: Dumont
Sep 22, 2016

Yes, I bolted it in early September. I love this as a warm-up for Sweat Petit and Turn Again, and it's long enough and tough enough on the left side of the bolts for some challenging moves. If you want to lead it, there is a more detailed description under the next photo.
By slim
Sep 23, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I remember thinking this would be a lot better as a sport route than a gear route. Good upgrade in my opinion.

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