Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: James Weger & Aleida Matthies, April 1988
Page Views: 589 total · 4/month
Shared By: Will S on Dec 27, 2006
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Fun and varied, this may be the best pitch on the crag. A couple of moves off the ledge gain the bottom of a left-arching splitter crack. The crack ends at about the half way point, above fun face climbing on good edges leads to the top. Recommend doing this in cool to cold weather as the route name is a reference to the bee hive in the upper section of the crack. In cold weather the bees will be gone or dormant/docile.

Location

Starts on the right side of the ledge/alcove where Storm Riders (aka The Answer) tops out. Climbing The Answer (5.9) would be the best way to approach. Walk off climbers' left.

Protection

Std rack to 3". Face above the crack is protectable with wires.

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fubar
Babylon
 
fubar   Babylon
 
BEES! Jun 8, 2010
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
Hence the name. Jun 10, 2010
joed  
bad experience with bees a week and a half ago. stung over 50 times. be forewarned if you're allergic. perhaps not the best crag if so. Mar 22, 2011
Sean
Oak Park, CA
Sean   Oak Park, CA
no bees, opting to do this the 2nd brief warm spell at tail end of a mild but extended winter. high of 75. nice in the shade Apr 2, 2018