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Worker Bee 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 330', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: late summer
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Submitted By: T. Gittins on Aug 20, 2011

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worker bee is the obvious dihedral/chimney


hike to the right side of the southeast face and locate two left facing dihedrals. climb the left dihedral through a series of overhangs. Route can be completed in 2 long pitches.

pitch 1: climb 5.7 through 2 roofs. for easier climbing, don't get sucked into the first squeeze chimney (can climb the outside). gear belay on a good ledge (tat present) after about 50 m

pitch 2: climb the chimney above for a full 60 m to a gear belay. one can scramble to the top from here. aim for a small notch in the ridge line.

descend one of the two couloirs that bookend the southeast face. the eastern couloir is snow free much earlier and is quite steep and loose. Rappel twice down this couloir of good slung horns.


alpine rack....if I were to do this route again, i would leave the #2, 3 and 4 at home. can be done on smaller gear

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By T. Gittins
From: bozeman
Apr 17, 2015

There is a comment in the stats section that a #4 is useful....that may very well be the case. my gear recommendation was based off fuzzy memories. Probably better take the 2 3 and 4. I remember the 2nd pitch being really awesome, so, ya know, do the climb.

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