This is a stellar route! The Sting climbs an independent line immediately to the left of the beginning hand crack of Gamesmanship.
The climber has a choice to either begin the first 6 feet of Gamesmanship and step to the left trending crack of the Sting, or alternately and possibly a little harder, one can begin on small crimps directly below the beginning of the left-angling crack. Despite the chosen launching off point, you will encounter a tricky traverse followed by mitt-swallowing jams up a tremendous crack. You'll encounter a very brief off-hands section; however, a couple of #3 Camalots can help ease off-width-itis.
The route ends on the Sting Traverse Ledge at a bolted anchor threaded with some webbing and quick links. (Note: This anchor should be replaced!)
100 feet to the right of the Positive Thinking clearing is a pair of cracks. The Sting is the lefthand crack that traverses out to the left.
A full rack with doubles from green to yellow Camalot sizes. An assortment of smaller gear with some RPs is welcomed.
By Dan G0D5H411 From: Colorado Springs, CO Oct 12, 2009 rating: 5.85b16VI-15HVS 4c
For an added bit of fun climbing, don't traverse left to the ledge/anchors. Keep heading up and traverse right across the face towards Gamesmanship, passing a flake with a fixed stopper. Finish on the last 20 feet of gamesmanship. We used a 70m rope to rap off the first pitch of Gamesmanship, but not sure if that was neccessary or not.
There is a 5.9 start variation a few feet to the left of the shared start with Gamesmanship. Make a couple bouldery moves up the face to a few incut buckets and gain the traverse. This is a good way to start the route if there is a party on P1 of Gamesmanship.
By Eli Kramer From: Saratoga Springs, NY Aug 23, 2010 rating: 5.8+5b16VI-15HVS 4c
I also recommend the 5.9 start. Fun moves.
By Simon Thompson From: New Paltz, NY Nov 24, 2011 rating: 5.85b16VI-15HVS 4c
The Sting and Gamesmanship are maybe the two best 5.8s I've climbed in the park and it's just SO convenient that they are right next to each other.