Hornets Nest Rock Climbing
|GPS:||43.886, -103.467 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Peter Gram on Jul 16, 2002|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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Description [Suggest Change]
This rock and Shipyard Rock are the two large formations in the South Seas area. Hornets' Nest has many fine routes on it, many of which are very difficult. The average rating is probably around 5.11, but routes vary from 5.4 to 5.13 on its various faces. Mr. Critical, Second Hand Rose, and WASP are all very fun routes. Hornets' Nest is made up mostly of routes requiring only quickdraws, but a few routes require gear as well. To descend, pick one of many fixed anchor rappels, and bring two ropes.
Getting There [Suggest Change]
Walk into the South Seas sign-in area. There are two large formations straight ahead. Shipyard Rock is the one on the right, and Hornets' Nest is on the left. Many routes start on this face, but for others, follow the trail around its base.
Classic Climbing Routes at Hornets Nest
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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