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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
Bug's Tomorrow S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
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
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Type: Sport, 105 ft
FA: Andy Petefish - - 1987
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Shared By: Cameron Luth on Oct 31, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This route is great for those getting into 5.11 at rushmore. Crux is about 30 feet up, and its a stinger.


This route is located on the west face of hornets nest, it is the first route from the left


12 bolts and anchors on top


Scotty Nelson
Scotty Nelson   Boulder
Is this the route that goes up the arete? There seem to be 3 routes on this face. The left one looks like it goes through a nice brown patina patch. There is the middle one which looks tuff and then this one which seems to go up the arete. Can we clarify what these 3 routes are L --> R? May 29, 2012
Dave Rone
Custer, SD
Dave Rone   Custer, SD  
Anaphalactic Shock is the route to the right of the arete, as you're looking at the rock. I've always gotten to it by scrambling up and left from the base of Mr. Critical. May 30, 2012
Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
A bit late to answer the question posed above -- this route starts by scrambling to the top of the large detached flake to the left side of the wall, stepping across to the wall from the very top of this flake, and starting there. Goes up and trends left after the 2nd bolt. FANTASTIC route that will test your route-reading skills, and is intimidating from the get go. A bit easier and shorter than it's bigger brother Mr. Critical. Shaded in the morning. Jun 24, 2014

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