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Routes in Hornets Nest

Anaphylactic Shock S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Beetle Juice S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Bug's Tomorrow S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Butterfly S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hornet's Chimney T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Lonesome Cowboy T,TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Mothra S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mr. Critical S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Mr. Critical Variation S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pollinator, The S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Second Hand Rose Arete S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Swarm S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Vespidae S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
W.A.S.P. (center variation start) T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 50 ft, Grade V
FA: Paul Piana, Heidi Badarracco, 1989
Page Views: 42 total · 17/month
Shared By: Mark Orsag on Jul 12, 2018
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Fairly short and well-protected but challenging face climb. Start up the sparsely-featured awkward face, going left at first and then angling back right up a faint seam. The route begins to steepen and  reaches the quite physical crux move-- a smearing rock on to pull a lip and move on to a lower-angle dark grayish slab with widely-spaced but fairly positive holds. A bit dirty. Doesn't seem to see a ton of traffic. Felt the lower 2/3rds of this route was pretty full value at the 5.10 grade.


Scramble up the 3rd class gully between Hornet's Nest and Shipyard turn left and then travers back right to reach the base of the BT face. This climb is directly right of the Vespidae arete.


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