Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Vernon Phinney and Mike Engle in 1989
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Jun 5, 2005 with updates from Jack Waeschle
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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To get there there is a crevice between where W.A.S.P. is and Waves. you boulder up there about 20 or 30 feet and its the second route from the left. This route is killer. It is up spines. it has great hold and awesome side pulls and very good rests.


This route has awesome pro. There is about 5 or 6 bolts I think. The person who put up this route really knew what he was doing the rope runs perfectly though the spines.


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Anonymous Coward  
This route is a veritable wanderfest at best. Nov 24, 2005
joelhagan Hagan
Rapid City, SD
joelhagan Hagan   Rapid City, SD
First ascent was by Vernon Phinney and Mike Engle in 1989. This route is not on Hornet's nest, but rather on Shipyard Rock. Oct 24, 2007
Jimmy D
Rapid City
Jimmy D   Rapid City
This route shares the anchor with the second pitch of Waves. It is one pitch, and the scramble up to the base may feel a bit exposed, however, the climbing is easy. Better than Waves IMO and a much faster way to the summit. Get on it! Jun 29, 2015
chris tregge
chris tregge   Beersconsin  
If you do the route to the top of the 2nd pitch of waves as suggested above (which is a great long pitch) you need a lot more than 5 or 6 draws as listed here. Maybe double that, I wasn't counting. Jun 13, 2016