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Routes in Pheromone Wall

Ant Farm S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Dipper, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dippin' the Laidler S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dragonfly S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Flight Stimulator S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Flight of the Bumblebee S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mojo S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Smells Like Teen Spirit S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spanish Fly S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Stimulus Package S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Sting, The S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Virginity Lost S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Greg Parker
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Shared By: Greg Parker on Oct 20, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Named after the swarm of bees that were attracted to my rope while equipping the route. This route climbs up the obvious white buttress. The climbing is technical, with big pulls off of small holds and a great crimper redpoint crux. After you finish the hard climbing you get a great rest, but you still have 30 more feet of 5.11. Awesome route.

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10 bolts, open cold shut anchors.

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Miah
 
Miah  
 
Amazing climbing on stellar stone. Considering it's one of the finest routes in the Canyon one would think it would get a little more attention. Excellent introduction to the harder routes in Spearfish. Technical edges w/ a little power tossed in for good measure. Easier on the tendons than Big Train but slightly more technical. Another Canyon must send! Jan 2, 2007
Cawasaki
Spearfish, South Dakota
Cawasaki   Spearfish, South Dakota
Hey Greg, just wanted to say that I have been dreaming of doing 'Flight' for a long time -- pretty much since I started climbing. Thanks for the inspiring route! Super fun sequential climbing on an exposed prow that you can see from the road. Now there are two ways to end it with Lee's extension going out to the left after the 'Flight' original cruxes. It is super-fun climbing but probably more hard 5.11 or maybe even 5.12a which would arguably make Flight a 13.a again. Nov 9, 2014
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
 
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
 
Thanks for the kind words, Cawasaki! I'm glad the route has served as a source of inspiration for you. I felt the same way :-) Lee's new variation sounds awesome. Maybe some day I'll be in a position to give it a go... Nov 25, 2014

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