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Stinger 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: B. Chapman & P. Neal (July 2008)
New Route: Yes
Season: year round (shaped by trees)
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Sep 3, 2009
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  • Description 

    "Stinger" (5.9) is located in the Grotto between Slammer and Lowrider. Follows the steep left trending ramp and face to a headwall crux. Numerous edges and pockets throughout. Instantly popular moderate that is in the shade all day.


    Location 

    The Grotto, between Slammer (5.10b) and Lowrider (5.10b). Rappell from a 2-ring anchor.


    Protection 

    4 bolts and 2-ring Fixe anchor.



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    Enjoying the shade of the Grotto, on "Stinger."
    Enjoying the shade of the Grotto, on "Stinger."
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    By Benjamin Chapman
    From: Small Town, USA
    Dec 11, 2009

    Stinger is varied and fun. There is an initial ramp section leading to stemming, a backstep on the left arete, some pockets, and a steep headwall. You won't get bored on this one. Well protected and nice rock. There is always someone on either "Stinger" or the climb just to the right "Lowrider." Nice shady Grotto location.