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Beeats Me 

YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c

   
Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 150'
Original:  YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c [details]
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Submitted By: JTLA Tolins on Dec 29, 2015

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Description 

These bolts have been here a long time, but they look really solid. Ive never gone to the top but I've scrambled up the first two "pitches". After the second anchor the terrain changes from 3rd/4th class to what appears to be easy fifth for a few bolts. I've seen bolts above this point on the right side of the ridge. I've also noticed at least one bolt without a hangar. If you want to practice multi-pitch/anchor work without the stress of hard climbing moves, this might be just what the doctor ordered.

Location 

Straight ahead of you as the approach trail first reaches the rock. This line follow the east facing tail/ridge of the formation

Protection 

many bolts


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Rock Climbing Photo: James pulling over the lip of pitch 2
James pulling over the lip of pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the approach
BETA PHOTO: View from the approach

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By Robert Karl
From: Pasadena, CA
Jan 2, 2017
rating: 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

Did this today, Jan. 2, 2017.
- very well protected. New bolts with metolius hangers.
- easy 5th in a couple spots.
- there is a huge beehive halfway up. Bees weren't very active, maybe that's the cold weather.
- first anchor we skipped. Second set of anchors has rings. Third set is spaces out very wide. There's a tree near the top to end the third pitch.
- rapping down the route is possible, even though not all the anchors have rings

Good for practicing multi pitch! Also scenic! Better than I expected even though it's chossy.
By Forever Outside
From: Los Angeles, CA
Apr 7, 2017
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Climbed this as a party of 3, 60m worked fine, one climber on a fig 8 bite in the middle of the rope.
p.1 Not memorable, many bolts, skip every other to avoid drag, easy to avoid the bee hive, pass the first belay station and get to the rings above the bee hive, 4th class.
p.2 a little more technical, rock becomes a little less predictable, you approach a short but very steep "headwall", well protected crux, committing moves up and over on questionable rock. Here you reach the second belay station, 2 hangers spaced far apart, one with a fixed quick link (for rapping)
p,3 I headed up, clipped the obvious first bolt, went direct for the summit, saw a hangerless bolt, passed it, soloed to the fence summit. There I saw two more hangerless bolts (I assume the 3rd belay station?). I was going to belay off the fence, but friends below found a bolt line to the right, they lead 4 more bolts to a tree, second guy belayed 3rd guy up from the tree (5.??)

We rapped off in two raps, one from the tree and the second from the single bolt quick link (p.2 anchor) which took us to the ground.

All in all, a really fun and quirky local "adventure climb" in our backyard. The loose rock, broken glass, single piece raps, and unknown route finding, made the adventure spicy enough to be worth our while, all 3 of us had a blast. The views are excellent. One guy got a single bee sting, but they are regular docile bees, not Africanized killer bees.

Worth the trouble, thanks for putting this route up in the local park.

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