Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: FA: John Hooper 5/1964 FFA: Frank Noble 1976
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Shared By: mschlocker on Jul 17, 2012
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Powerful moves low down make up the crux of this route. The Wasp has a lot of variety from slick slab to layback to finger crack to roof crack. A lot of stances break up the hard moves making it not too pumpy but the crux moves require power and good technique. It's also good clean aid practice.

Location

Just at the top of the left approach trail, between Escapade and Master of Defeet.

Protection

2 bolts and gear 0.3" to 2". The route is difficult and good protection is spaced out 5-10 feet so be up for the challenge if you want to lead this. Can be toproped, a longish anchor is advised. One (or both?) bolt has been added to the start since back in the day. I think that one was well deserved.

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mschlocker
San Diego, CA
  5.11b
mschlocker   San Diego, CA
  5.11b
In the 1980 guide I have this is rated 10+/11 Jul 18, 2012
tom donnelly
san diego
tom donnelly   san diego
this route is over 100 feet long, (even with a long anchor sling). Nov 27, 2018