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Avg: 2.6 from 21 votes
FA: Harper and Edwards, 2005
Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Maze (aka Amaze-ing)
Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014
: all the dirt roads into the climbing and camping areas are closed to motorized vehicles until July 2015 because of resource degradation.
: all the roads have been reopened as of June 2014.
Road 700B is closed to vehicular traffic
It appears the USFS has 'semi-permanently' closed off Road 700b to vehicular traffic as of early 2014. That doesn't mean you can't hike the existing road(s) into the formation.
Sweet Nothings ascends a left-leaning hand crack (about 5.6) to a slabby arete. The arete is easier if you stem out to the wall behind. There is a bolted anchor.
It is inside Corridor 1.
Mostly hand sized pieces (#0.75 to 2) and a couple of small wires for the section before the arete.
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The perfect hands crack.
Fun crack on Sweet Nothings.
Kyle, on the arete while cleaning the route!
Halfway up the crack.
A view of the start of the route.
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Excellent but short handcrack. The last half of this route is unprotected and possibly warrants an R rating. Falling from just before the anchors will put you out of sight 30 feet down into a chasm.
Oct 19, 2015
I opted to just chimney the last section, rather than climb the unprotected arete!
Feb 22, 2016
The arete can be protected with micronuts. You can take your sweet time placing them too, because you will be standing on a small ledge and leaning against the slabby arete. Definitely the way to finish this line.
Jul 25, 2016
Rapid City, SD
I also chose to do the chimney (awesome finish). There is zero protection, but the feet are good, and the chimney is no harder than 5.6. Super adventurous, great route!
Jun 4, 2017
The chimney is a very fun way to end this climb.
Jun 4, 2017
Fun, perfect, hand crack. The path of least resistance up top is the chimney, which is quite enjoyable. There is no protection in the chimney, which I'd say is the "hardest" part of the route, so it warrants an R rating. Even though the chimney is runout and a slip would be devastating, it's not anything to worry about.
Aug 3, 2017
The arete finish is great. One or two steepish moves on good crystals to a slaby topout. It's protected by good small nuts (RPs would be best) that you can place from the stance before launching up. It's definitely harder than the crack bellow. The book says 5.9 FWIW.
Sep 4, 2019