Type: Trad
FA: Russ Clune, Dan McMillian and Russ Raffa, 1983
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Dec 18, 2006
Admins: Morgan Patterson, M Santisi, chris vultaggio

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Locate the short, clean wall in an alcove to the right of the The Yellow Wall. The Sting climbs up a series of horizontals (what else?) in the middle of the wall.

The start holds a V3-ish boulder problem that is slightly spicy considering the lack of gear and the menacing boulder just to your left. Great gear can be found at the first horizontal. The good holds continue to the final boulder problem before the anchors. I was told that the beta is a full-on double dyno to the ledge, but I have reason to believe that this person hosed me on the beta, thus making me fall and laughing at me. A small crimp offers a static alternative to the ill-advised dyno.

After the bouldery start, The Sting is a well-protected, pumpy route that climbs more like a sport route given its big moves and relatively steep angle.

There is a nest of fixed gear (updated in 2020) directly above the route; it is possible to climb Lisa to access it.

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Cams up to 3+ inches.

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