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Routes in Petrified Hornet Wall

Buzz, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Crescent Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Horsefly T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Kiefer Ari T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Mad Hatter T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Obeesity. T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Petrified Hornet T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Sting T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Stumpy Hornet T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown PH fingers to hands splitter T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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A sandy wall betweeen Optimator and 4x$. Good on hot days. Lots of new route potential left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Petrified Hornet Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Crescent Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Obeesity.
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 32
Petrified Hornet
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Kiefer Ari
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Unknown PH fingers to hands splitter
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Mad Hatter
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Sting
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crescent Crack
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Obeesity.
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Petrified Hornet
 32
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Kiefer Ari
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Unknown PH fingers to hands…
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Mad Hatter
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Sting
 14
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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Where do you approach from for Petrified Hornet Wall? Mar 23, 2012
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
Approach from the same parking area as Optimator, head up the obvious wash that's down and left of the road, and then you should see another wash/trail heading up and left. There were cairns for at least the upper half. Mar 23, 2012
slim    
i usually approach from a small pulloff (i think there are 2 of them) several hundred yards before the optimator parking. this allows you to get down to the wash pretty quickly (and avoid climbing back up to the optimator parking at the end of the day).

once you get in the wash, head up-stream until you find a decent break on the left. follow it up onto the most obvious ridge. there is usually a faint trail on the ridge.

have fun, cool little crag! Mar 23, 2012
Thanks Mar 23, 2012
claytown
Boulder, CO
claytown   Boulder, CO
And note that the picture of the crag with the routes numbered in the Bloom guidebook is completely wrong. Crescent Crack and Petrified Hornet are about 100 feet apart and right where the trail hits the wall. Oct 11, 2013

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