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Routes in Bee Rock (Griffith Park)

B. a Good Chap S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Beeats Me S Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Beetard S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Beetard Roof S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Birds and Bees S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gabee S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Honey Pot S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Swallow This Beeatch S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Zombee (formerly R.I.B.) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 40 ft
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Shared By: JTLA Tolins on Dec 19, 2015
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

I would love this route if it wasn't for the swallows. you will pass a fair amount of bird droppings in a few sections, but if you decide to brave it, rest assured that there are good holds that avoid the poo. BETA ALERT: The crux is a right facing arete from the 5th-6th bolt. A fair amount of body tension is needed to slap up this arete. If the horn at the top isn't all you dreamed of, the next one up and right of it will be. From there, there's a giant jug up and left that manages to hide itself in the shadows. This will come as a relief as you'll probably be staring at a large pile of bird droppings right where you want the next hold to be. From here move up and right to a crack system and out onto the face where you'll find the anchors.


Moving left from the third bolt there's a large hanging block. Although I've never felt it move, I wouldn't belay directly beneath it :-)

Location

This route follow a series of overhanging pods just left of bee-tard roof

Protection

7 bolts. I highly recommend long draws on a few of them to avoid rope drag.

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JTLA Tolins
Los Angeles, California
 
JTLA Tolins   Los Angeles, California
 
Aretes consist of two faces that meet along one edge. If one of those faces is parallel with the main face of the cliff and the other one faces right from the perspective of someone looking at the rock, then it's reasonable to refer to this feature as a "right facing arete". If this is too complicated for you, you can try using context clues like between the 5th and 6th bolt. If you still cant put it together I recommend less complicated activities than rock climbing because you'll probably end up hurting yourself. Sep 6, 2016
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
A right facing arete??? Sorry, but what is a right facing arete? Aug 27, 2016

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