Avg: 3.6 from 8 votes
|Type:||Sport, 140 ft|
|FA:||Sachs, Van Schaack, April 2013|
|Page Views:||5,254 total · 92/month|
|Shared By:||ChanVan Schaack on May 17, 2013|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionA 70m rope is mandatory, and tie a knot in the end!
Like its namesake, this 40+ m climb on the West Face of Overhang Rock is really pretty bad-ass. Honey Badger takes a more or less direct line up the vertical to overhanging face about 40 feet right of Snake Watching.
Access the climb by scrambling up a ramp to the right of the staging area for Snake Watching to a small tree.
From there, climb easy terrain up and right to the first bolt, then climb through a weakness in the roof and up the licheny arête (12-) to easier ground and a 2-bolt midway anchor (4 bolts + anchor; approximately 50 feet). Clip the midway anchor and set off through the first crux, a hard boulder problem that aint really over until you reach the A-frame roof above. From the rest after the A-frame roof, fire up through the big roof (crux 2) on bullet edges then jug-haul up through another tier to a pod rest. Rest up here, then fire up the steep headwall to the final crux boulder problem separating you from the anchor.
Oh, you wanna pull through so you can work the moves on toprope? Honey Badger doesnt give a shit. Youll just have to climb it.
A huge thanks goes to the Flatirons Climbing Council (FCC) and Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) for allowing yet another great route in the Flatirons.