Avg: 2.3 from 11 votes
|Type:||Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Rich Ream, Milt Hokanson 1961|
|Page Views:||1,231 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Mark Michaels on Jun 1, 2004|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
Located on Bumble Bee Wall in Storm Mtn Vicinity. Deserves more ascents than it gets. Looks like a nasty offwidth... but it's not! Start on the FAR right side of the ledge, below a nasty looking offwidth. Scamper left up a slab to bypass the offwidth, and continue up fun (!) jugs, occasionally stepping right to place gear where the crack narrows. Belay on a stance below a steep bulge with a darker, smoother face. Need a 2 or 3 camalot and med - large hex for belay!! Pitch 2: Crux move just above the belay: jam, smear, stem, and then grab for a jug. The only 5.9 section on the route. The route degrades just past this point, with some loose rock and scrambling to the top of the buttress. If you top out, you walk off to the west. It is possible to rap off a sling around a horn just below the top, be prepared to leave a LONG sling and rings, rap to Bee Pitch anchors, 60m rope recommended! A nice rap station at top would improve this route tremendously, as the walkoff is loose and brushy!