Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Geoff Smith, Gary Allan, Dave Hough, 8/75
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Shared By: Chris Duca on Oct 28, 2007
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Access Issue: Peregrine closures and approach trail issues Details

Description

This is a stellar route! The Sting climbs an independent line immediately to the left of the beginning hand crack of Gamesmanship.

The climber has a choice to either begin the first 6 feet of Gamesmanship and step to the left trending crack of the Sting, or alternately and possibly a little harder, one can begin on small crimps directly below the beginning of the left-angling crack. Despite the chosen launching off point, you will encounter a tricky traverse followed by mitt-swallowing jams up a tremendous crack. You'll encounter a very brief off-hands section; however, a couple of #3 Camalots can help ease off-width-itis.

The route ends on the Sting Traverse Ledge at a bolted anchor threaded with some webbing and quick links. (Note: This anchor should be replaced!)

Location

100 feet to the right of the Positive Thinking clearing is a pair of cracks. The Sting is the lefthand crack that traverses out to the left.

Protection

A full rack with doubles from green to yellow Camalot sizes. An assortment of smaller gear with some RPs is welcomed.

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