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Bee Line 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Earl Wiggins and Katy Cassidy, 1988
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Submitted By: John Hovell on Oct 11, 2014

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Alan approaching the OW section just under the roo...

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Description 

Start at the right side of a loose pillar to gain access to a splitter thin hand crack which widens to a hand crack, past a few wedged blocks, eventually transitioning left to a splitter different hand crack for about 50 feet. Finish with a few moves of fist/offwidth over a small roof/bulge to gain anchors to the left of the crack.

Location 

Hike in Day Canyon past Working Class Hero, continue on the old jeep trail for another 5 minutes or so. On the right side, identify a striking dihedral with at least 2 anchors visible from the trail, followed by to the left a shorter dihedral guarded by a wide OW/chimney slot/roof. Route further to the left. It is an obvious thin hands to OW splitter at the top of loose hueco-studded buttress. I think a 70m would make it down fine, though we climbed with an 80m. The anchor consists of a drilled piton, an old but serviceable kong 1/4 bolt and a 3rd buttonhead bolt, and could probably stand replacing.

Protection 

Double rack from #0.75 to #3 Camalots, single #4 Camalot, a few long runners. Optional, a few micro cams for the start.


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By jakobi
From: moab, utah
Oct 13, 2014

Might be Bee Line? FA Earl Wiggins and Katy Cassidy 88.
By John Hovell
From: San Francisco, California
Oct 13, 2014

jakobi, I think you are probably right. And a much better name too! I'll change the title. Thanks!
By aschmidt
Nov 12, 2015

The plaque appears to say "Pee Line". This route doesn't match the description in the Kelley book well. Good route at any rate. The starting ramp isn't too chossy and can be protected with small stoppers and TCUs. The wedged blocks 10' up the splitter are a bit scary. Bring more than doubles in 2 and 3 Camalots unless you really want to run it out. A 70 m rope is sufficient to lower.
By aparnas
Apr 13, 2016

I agree wtih aschmidt concerning bringing more than doubles of #2 cams. Climbed this today with a double rack up to #4, and I was wishing real hard for another pair of 2s... You can see where the rock has been chipped all the way up the edges of the splitter from people trying to force a #3 in. This route is long enough and of a consistent enough size to warrant bringing three BD #2s, if not four, IMHO. Also, a #5 might fit the OW better than a #4.

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