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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Mclaughlin, Steve Cheyney
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Shared By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 25, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Daddy climbs the AWESOME gator skin face 15 feet left of the large dihedral.


Standard rack.


Near classic! This route is on some of the most featured rock of the area.
BEWARE- there is a beehive in the dihedral around 10 feet to the right, you can hear them from the ground. I wouldn't deem it unclimbable, but when I climbed it, they frequently landed on me, although never stung. Regardless, it definitely made it a little harder to enjoy the route for what it is. So, aside from the listed gear above, consider a bee suit. Apr 6, 2008
Kevin McLaughlin
Colorado Springs
Kevin McLaughlin   Colorado Springs
This route is the VERY BEST at the grade . A leader here gets steep gator skin all the way that takes excellent pro. Bees in the corner buzz loudly ........ about 15 ft away .........beware? Apr 9, 2008
Glenn Schuler
Monument, Co.
  5.8+ PG13
Glenn Schuler   Monument, Co.
  5.8+ PG13
This could be the best 5.8 single pitch route on the planet, maybe.... Apr 16, 2008
Dan 60D5H411
Colorado Springs, CO
Dan 60D5H411   Colorado Springs, CO
Even in October we still heard a constant humming from the dihedral on the right....
Not wanting to get stung, we moved a bit further left to use both the thin crack and gator skin, while the smiles on our faces kept getting bigger and bigger the higher we climbed! What a blast! Oct 17, 2010
RyanO   sunshine
This is an amazingly awesome line. I can't believe I'm calling it 5.8, but somehow, I think it really is. Beware though, this whole area is kinda chossy, the last 15 feet of this route climbs a huge, hollow flake. The route next door lost a HUGE block the same day that nearly almost killed a dude. Still, a f***ing great line. Steep, varied, exciting, exposed, cerebral - can't say enough good things about it. May 7, 2012
Estes Park, CO
ABaxter   Estes Park, CO
WARNING: there is still a large bees nest in the crack system directly right of this that shares the same anchor. Looked like honey bees rather then wasps, but hard to say. Super active once the wall heats up. Mar 28, 2015
John Alcorn
Boulder, CO
John Alcorn   Boulder, CO
Great route. Did not see any bees/wasps but wasn't really looking. Oct 5, 2015
Colorado springs
  5.8 PG13
SammyJ   Colorado springs
  5.8 PG13
Do yourself a favor, and get on this thing! Amazing jug hauling on flawless patina on the second half. Mar 17, 2016
Armin Colorado
Boulder, CO
Armin Colorado   Boulder, CO
The bees were in full force this past Friday 5/20. Beware, I had to bail halfway up due to hundreds of them flying around me. It was absoultely terrifying, and I got the "F" outta there. I left some stoppers and such. Booty to who ever can do the climb when those pests are dormant. May 22, 2016
Woodland Park, Colorado
cyclestupor   Woodland Park, Colorado
The bees were still there on 9/17/16, but they are not very active in the morning. Don't let them deter you from trying this excellent route. Just get on it early. Sep 19, 2016

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