Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Stew Berry, 7/2006
Page Views: 672 total · 5/month
Shared By: Billy Smallen on May 25, 2007
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


This gem of a climb is so named because while Stew and I were checking out the climb he was swarmed by bees! A little swelling did nothing to deter his FA send, however!

Climb either side of a small pinnacle (both off-widths) and once on top, climb the great, varied width, crack that shoots to the top of the buttress. Start with a bouldery face and crack section that warms you up for the crux. Bust some awesome crux moves and then finish up in a varied hand crack (5.9). Make sure to place some directionals when TRing or you are looking at a swing.


This route is about 100 feet right of 'I smell Bacon!' a narrow ledge connects the two or you can walk around. You will see the obvious pillar on top of a little rise. The bee hive might still be active so be cautious hiking up (it was never a problem again).


Bring a Valley rack with black aliens for the crux. If you want to protect the lower sections then bring big cams (#5-6 for the left side #4-4.5 for the right) or just run them out (left side is 5.8). A small stopper is mandatory to protect the first crack moves off the top of the pillar. Leave a 0.75-1 camalot for the directionals up top.

There are rap anchors off a tree but to prevent drag you might want to consider setting up an anchor at the top of the crack with #0.5-#3 camalots.