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Routes in The Wasp Canyon

Bee Positive T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cheat Death V9 7C
Down the Rabbit Hole T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Expensive Route, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
G Route, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pittsburgh Stubby T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Point of Entry T,S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Raven's Haven, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Scorpion T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Starlight T,S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Stinger T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Storm T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Stormy G, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
W.A.S.P. (What About Some Pesticide?) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
You are Here T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Description

The Wasp Canyon, like the For Real Wall (Quarry Wall under the rock listing), is actually an extended buttress with routes running 270 degrees around the crag. On the left, up the For Real Canyon, is the Metaphysical Wall (on the right). As you move down canyon the wall seques into The Wasp Canyon which forms the South end of the buttress. Moving right and up into ... one next encounters, in sequence, the Wild Overhang Wall, The Wasp Wall, The Beer Sluts Wall, and The Lumber Jack Wall. These all comprise the contiguous crag on the left. The right side of ... also holds numerous routes on a formation variously called the DJ crag or the Post Office crag. The Wild Overhang Wall possesses most the business, running into middle 5.13 on some very steep rock. This feature can't be missed since it is a 40 ft roof system with a tanning slab below!!

Getting There

From the old road below the first tier of crags, the Wall In The Woods buttress is on the right. It is flanked by the For Real Canyon on the left and the Wasp canyon on the right. A cairned trail will take you over some ledges and through a talus field for routes in Wasp Canyon and the Wall In The Woods.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Wasp Canyon

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Kevin Stricker
Evergreen, CO
Kevin Stricker   Evergreen, CO
There are no .13s on the Wild Overhang wall.... The four steep routes on this wall are all bolted .12s though you might want a few stoppers or slings for the run outs to the anchors. Nov 13, 2008
Kevin McLaughlin
Colorado Springs
Kevin McLaughlin   Colorado Springs
As you enter the canyon, the steeply overhanging wall on the left is called the Starlight Buttress. Jan 4, 2009
Tyrel Fuller
Denver, CO
Tyrel Fuller   Denver, CO
Any info on some the bouldering in this canyon? Mar 9, 2013
Andrew Ishimaru
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Andrew Ishimaru   Colorado Springs, Colorado
To the two guys from Denver I met today under the overhanging section of the Canyon - I accidentally left with one of your draws after G route. I'm sorry that I forgot your names, but if one of you sees this, tell me the tape color and I'll try to get it back to you. Nov 2, 2014

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