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Bee Sting 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Oct 3, 2007

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Follow the left leaning crack system just left of the high roof routes. Lieback at the start, to a hand crack section, which is protected with cams and can be jammed or liebacked. Then cruising up an offwidth section on a ramp that's easier than it looks. The crux is at the small triangular roof, which is bypassed on the left using face holds or a reach to jugs straight over it.
Protection is great the whole way, so this climb is one of the more popular leads at the ONP.

There is a direct start in the 5.11 range beginning 10' left of the normal start in a shallow dihedral.

The route's name is not in the guidebook and was provided courtesy of Scott B.


This climb is route 4 in the photo and Jemez Rock.

Just left of the high roof identify a left leaning hand crack.


Rack: cams & nuts to 3" with an optional 4" piece
2-bolt anchor.

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By Scott Beguin
From: Santa Fe, NM
Oct 26, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I believe this route is called Bee Sting.

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