Avg: 3.3 from 4 votes
Routes in Hornets Nest
|Anaphylactic Shock S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Beetle Juice S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Butterfly S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Hornet's Chimney T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Lonesome Cowboy T,TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Mothra S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Mr. Critical S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Mr. Critical Variation S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Pollinator, The S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Second Hand Rose Arete S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Swarm S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Vespidae S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|W.A.S.P. (center variation start) T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Type:||Trad, TR, 100 ft|
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|Shared By:||Dan Dewell on Sep 30, 2001|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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DescriptionCritical Cowboy and Lonesome Cowboy are on the Honeycomb Wall, I believe. At the South Seas sign-in, take the left trail and walk about fifty meters. Both of these routes are on your right, to the right of Mr. Critical. Critical Cowboy joins up with Mr. Critical for a few bolts, if you want to take this line.
However, with a cam, you can bring the crack into the Lonesome Cowboy route, if that isn't the intended line. Lonesome Cowboy, is a very cool route, but can be a little confusing as to which way you should go.
I enjoy venturing up, then out to the left, up the obvious crack, then cutting back to the right following the crack, place a cam in the crack, and head up and right. The bolt line doesn't make sense at times, in my opinion, but the route is a blast despite the confusion. There is also a funky mantle up high that is unforgettable. Very similar to the mantle on NutraSweet, but a little harder.
This route can be top-roped easily with two ropes at least fifty meters in length. One 60m rope (I have heard, but not experienced) can get you down from the top, with little to spare at the bottom. I have seen this done, but not done it personally. You can always play it safe with two 50/60m ropes.