Type: Sport, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches
FA: James Garrett and Franziska Garrett, September 2013
Page Views: 4,686 total · 43/month
Shared By: James Garrett on Oct 3, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Like its namesake city, this route exemplifies that even in the midst of dirt, poverty, and chaos (choss), one still finds many positive traits and wonderful people. With that said, this route, like the city of Addis Ababa, is not a place for everyone, (especially the choss averse!).

A fun beginner adventure route, but don't forget to wear your helmet. Maybe you'll look like a dork, but your Mom will forever be grateful.

Pitch #1: Climb up the buttress past several bolts to a steep overhanging bulge. Tread lightly through the brief impasse to loose, but easy terrain to a two-bolt belay under a roof. 5.6, 25m.

Pitch #2: Pass the first of two bulges protected by a few more bolts and follow the arête to another two-bolt belay. 5.6, 25m.

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From parked car to rope up spot, 5 minutes walk. The right skyline crest of rock of Bumblebee Wall that emerges from the gully separating Bumblebee Wall and Psychobabble Wall. Scramble up to the base of the ridge and start climbing at a glue in-bolt.

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QDs (about 7 per pitch or more if you want to link the pitches).
A few small cam placements are possible.

Belays are bolted. Linking the two pitches may result in significant rope drag.