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Routes in Bumble Bee Wall

Addis Ababa S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bee Pitch, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Check Point Charlie T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fowl Play S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mercy Buckets T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Mercy Street T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Perseverance Bulge Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sin Nombre T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Upchuck T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: James Garrett and Franziska Garrett, September 2013
Page Views: 2,846 total · 46/month
Shared By: James Garrett on Oct 3, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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 though the brief impasse to loose, but easy terrain to a two-bolt belay under a roof. 5.7, 25m.

Pitch #2: Pass the first of two bulges protected by a few more bolts and follow the arĂȘte to another two-bolt belay. 5.7, 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.


ddriver   SLC
Nice setting but unfortunately discontinuous. Oct 21, 2013
Garret Nuzzo-Jones
Salt Lake City, UT
Garret Nuzzo-Jones   Salt Lake City, UT
Feels kind of soft compared to the rest of the stuff on the wall, but fits in nicely with climbs at Reservoir Ridge. Not particularly sustained, but worth doing once. Apr 9, 2014
BrokenChairs ~
Sultan, WA
BrokenChairs ~   Sultan, WA
Easier than many of the 5.6 routes in the area. Lots of loose rock, I wouldn't recommend this route there are way better ones in the area. A 70M will almost get you to the ground in one rap, leaves a 15' easy down climb. Tie knots in the end of the rope and wear a helmet! Mar 11, 2016
David Wieder
Salt Lake, UT
David Wieder   Salt Lake, UT
A couple 5.7 moves on solid rock with a bunch of 5 easy and 4th class choss. Not worth the bolts. Mar 19, 2016

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