Type: Trad, 250 ft (76 m), 2 pitches
FA: Dick and Karen Traverse Jul, 1995
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Shared By: Robert Hall on Sep 17, 2013
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Hornet 5.7 ( 5.6 PG/ R/ X? see description)

P1 – Pad up the short face (crux, 5.7 PG-R good spotter needed!...then clip a pin driven down into 3" 'ledge') From the small ledge, move up the flake. (Which is somewhat hollow; it takes small-to-medium wire nuts, cams not useful). At the top of the flake step left (natural thread) and climb left to the “Bugs” anchor. [see ALTERNATE] 80-90 ft 5.7 PG-R (and 5.6 PG, R or X depending on how good you think the placements are in the flake!)

ALTERNATE: Highly Recommended - As the flake leans over to the horizontal, there is a small, natural thread. Above this, climb straight up passing a SS 3/8" bolt and climb to a gear belay (#1 and # 2 Camalot) where the dike of Picnic Table meets the overlap. About 80 feet of 5.4 PG above the natural thread.
Above the one bolt, you can also move right to the dbl bolt anchor / rap station of Dick-to-the-Rescue / Table Talk. This combines Hornet with P2 of "Dick to the Rescue" (5.9 G) and is one of the nicest combos on the slab.

P2 The dike finish of Picnic Table, and Bugs.


START: About 20 ft right of “Bugs”, and a few feet left of the remnants of the old log, below a shallow but distinctive right-facing flake which begins about 25 feet up. [SEE PHOTO in "Bugs" write-up]


Small to Medium wires useful for the crack, flake may be too hollow for cams(??)