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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|
|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 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|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|
|Type:||Sport, 110 ft|
|FA:||Duane Martenson, Mikel Cronin, Brent Kertzman-2005|
|Page Views:||1,962 total, 16/month|
|Shared By:||Brent Kertzman on Oct 30, 2007|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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DescriptionThis route is a six bolt variation and direct start to the first pitch of W.A.S.P. There is a stemming/lieback crux in the shallow dihedral followed by an easier crux on the steep face just below joining the original route W.A.S.P. at the large ledge.
Start climbing up a short slab just right of the original start to W.A.S.P. Move right on the ledge then start clipping bolts while climbing up a left facing dihedral. At the top of the dihedral move right onto juggy wind sculpted face climbing on beautiful brown stone. At the large ledge follow W.A.S.P. to the top of the first pitch to finish.
Shorter climbers might find this route harder than 5.10.
LocationThe start of this route is on the southeast corner of Hornet's Nest and just right of the corridor between Horent's Nest and the Shipyard.
One 60 Meter rope will get you very close to the ground for the descent.