|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 340', Grade II|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]|
|FA:||Joe Herbst, Randall Granstaff 1976|
|Submitted By:||J. Thompson on Mar 11, 2009|
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
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By J. Thompson
From: denver, co
Mar 11, 2009
A comment to avoid clutter in the descrpition.
It seems that there is very little information out there concerning this route. Even in The newest guidebook there was simply a basic "it's there". This is curious to me because of the high quality climbing we found. I really think that alot of folks will enjoy this moderate and unique route...the "hole" on the first pitch is like nothing I've climbed in Red rock or elsewhere. Also the rock quality is quite good on the route...there is still some questionable rock... but there is also tons of varnish.
While on this climb I wondered about the name...does it have to do with the solution pockets that resemble a Wasp nest? Certianly interesting formations!
From: Santa Rosa, CA
Dec 11, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
|This is a better route than it looks from the ground. I was able to do the squeeze and I'm 175 5'10 but I belayed right after b/c of rope drag. Climbing out of the wasp feature was wild - I was totally confused at first but its quite easy and a total hoot once you figure it out. The roof felt really hard to me, I had to hang, but the gear is great. A fun obscurity hiding in plain sight!|