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The Stinger 

YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: richard magill on May 22, 2006

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Tracy Farrell burls through the center part of the...


Fun and burly with immaculate stone.

Climbs up a slightly overhanging wall on beautiful edges - very continuous.

The very last move is the crux - throw left to a crummy sloper and attempt to match on this- then up to the anchors.

A local called this route by another name, but I am not 100% sure what he called it "Worth a Squeeze", or something like that? So it may have another alias.

50 feet long, this is the longest and probably hardest route at the crag. Vies with Superchunk for the best route here.


Between Superchunk and the dihedral - striking line and hard to miss.


7 bolts to anchors

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By poundit14
From: Laramie, WY
Jun 7, 2009
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

The name or alias you be referring to is "Worthwhile For a Squeeze Job." The climb is rad, I would recommend this to anyone interested. It is a striking climb that flows nicely with the crux at the top.
By Emerson Takahashi
May 17, 2011

Last move can certainly be tricky...
just look to the right to find a somewhat hidden sloper and use that to get to the chains.
It's probably caked in chalk by now...
By Shawn Miley
Oct 21, 2014

This route is called "Work The Squeeze" not "The Stinger".
By Jim Lahey
From: New Britain, CT
Dec 6, 2015

I'm relatively certain the route's original name was "Work the Squeegee." The first ascensionist apparently bolted it ground up, sans hooks, on lead in the rain. The route's name hails from the fact that he carried a small squeegee with him to dry off the critical crux sloper during the FA. Goes at Canyon 9d.

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