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Walking the Board 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jeff Karl, Eric Deburgh, Zach Orenczak, Rachael Lynn
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Submitted By: Arlo F Niederer on May 17, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Walking the Boards route location and bolts.

Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 MORE INFO >>>


The crux is at the fourth bolt, a series of balancy smears, more typical of granite face climbing than other routes on Beehive. The Voo guide describes them as "tricky footwork."

There are three high step moves to get to the crux, all 5.8/5.9.


This route climbs the arete at the right end of the cliff to the anchors for Rip Chords and Gypsie Fire.


6 draws plus draws for the anchors.

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By dwboersma
Jul 31, 2015

Was up last weekend, 7/25. The nut on the last bolt before the anchors was entirely loose. Check to make sure it's been tightened up before you depend on it.
By Andrew Locke
From: Louisville, CO
Aug 4, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

My partner and I tried this route this morning with him leading. He went left at the crux, turning this route into more a 5.9. I went into the crux using the arete, which makes it much trickier. Find the good feet and make a balancy half mantle type move to stand up and you should be through it.

On another note, don't TR this route. A fall at the crux leads to a really nasty swing (as evidenced by yours truly).
By Dave Bn
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 8, 2013

I felt a directional on the second to last bolt made this route very top-ropeable.

Agreed that going left eases up the crux substantially. Puts it more in the 5.8 range. Move past the first bolt is pretty fun.
By Gary Schmidt
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 8, 2013

Fun climb! Start is intimidating, but it goes.

As per the "swing". Yes, this is an example of one of the downfalls (IMHO) of this crag in that it could maybe stand a couple of more anchors. For example, there are 3 routes (maybe 4?) that share the same anchor here. It turned out no one else wanted to follow or climb this route after I topped out so made for a pretty challenging rappel to get my draws back.
By Vardan Ter-Antonyan
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 29, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

This one is an awesome climb. The crux on the arete is difficult but amazing. A true 5.10a for sure. Leading it is fun. Enjoyed every second of it. Once the crux is climbed, it gets easy.
By Kenneth Rogowski
From: Fort Collins
Aug 10, 2015

Hey Dwboersma, is the beehive devoid of humans from your experience? Thanks!
By Brian Scoggins
From: Boise, ID
Aug 12, 2015

Kenneth, the Beehive tends to be the most crowded area at Vedauwoo most weekends, afternoons, or anytime people can get away from work. It even beats out the Friday the 13th alcove in terms of human density. Go early, or go elsewhere if you want to climb.

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