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Ant Farm S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 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 HVS 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
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, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This route follows the incredible black streak to the right of Flight of the Bumblebee. Climb decent holds up to the 2nd bolt, which is difficult to clip, and then tackle the v9-ish crux on tiny pockets, crimps and one very strenuous undercling. After that you have a slight rest followed by a v4/5 redpoint crux, requiring accuracy to a 3-finger pocket off of some crimpy sidepulls. After all of that, enjoy great 5.9 climbing for another 30 feet or so.
Can't wait for a repeat. The line is 4 stars, but I only gave it 3 because the crux is such an ass-kicker.


9 bolts, open cold shut anchors.
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
The Sting has a 3rd ascent! Nice work Mr. Terveen. Oct 30, 2011
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
The Sting has a 2nd ascent! Nice work Mr. Hirsch. Oct 3, 2011
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
Hey Josh. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be coming back to town this season. I wish I was there right now, but I need to actually try to finish grad school...
Grabbing the undercling wasn't too bad, but getting stood up was the hard part for me. Once I was all the way stood up and had the undercling locked at my waist, I could just deadpoint to the edge. Maybe it's a difference in height. But, I remember just struggling getting fully stood up.
Keep me updated if you get on it. I love hearing any and all spray (especially if it's about one of my routes). Aug 25, 2007
Joshua Dreher
Bremerton, WA
Joshua Dreher   Bremerton, WA
Hey Greg,
Are you coming to town anytime soon? I got on the Sting one day a few months ago with Jason and Lee. Did all the moves but it felt hard for sure. Jason and Lee were both able to find better sequences on it than me. I found getting into the undercling wasn't that bad but thought the throw to the edge was real tough. Probably going to get on it again when the temps go down. Aug 20, 2007
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
Of course it's worth it! It needs a 2nd ascent. It's been sitting there, fairly dormant, for ten years (I did it in 1997)!
McNabb has the beta. It's funny, I was just wondering if you were considering getting on it. I'd be so psyched to see someone do it. Definitely let me know if you get on it! Mar 21, 2007
Joshua Dreher
Bremerton, WA
Joshua Dreher   Bremerton, WA
I've been thinking about getting on The Sting. Worth it? Mar 20, 2007