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Isles in the Sky
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Agoraphobia T 
Bee Gees T 
Bee's Knees, The S 
Bird of Fire T 
Celebrated Beast T 
Dead Bees S 
Dolphin T 
Don's Crack T 
Metabolic Frolic T 
Nectar T 
Pinky and the Brain S 
Raven, The S 
Rites of Spring T 
Route 1202 T 
Safety Dance TR 
Save the Last Stance for Me T 
Slam Dance T 
Solar Oven T 
Wedlock T 
White Mamba S 
Wings of Steel TR 
Young Guns T 
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Celebrated Beast 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: FA Todd Gordon, Cyndie Bransford, Derek Reinich, Kestle Lund
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2005

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The blunt arete right of Dead Bees (5.9) is home to this fairly well-protected and enjoyable moderate.

Start in a short crack which leads past a pin and upward onto the face above past three bolts ending on the ledge with Dead Bees. Share anchors with that route and either rap off via bolts 20' right of Bird of Fire or do any of several downclimbs available nearby.

Fun moves and good protection are in it's favor, but the large-grained rock detracts somewhat. One star out of five.


4 bolts, FP, pro to 2", bolted anchors

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By Marty Brenner
From: Durango, CO
Nov 9, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

I think it actually starts with a couple balancy face moves past a bolt (crux). Then it goes a bit past groundfall level before getting into the crack. The fixed pin is near the top of the crack, before going back to face climbing past more bolts.

Don't let the groundfall potential fool you, though. The harder moves are well protected and the moves are easier getting to the crack. Definitely a route worth doing if you are already at the Isles in the Sky.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 28, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fixed anchors with hangers only. Neighboring route (climber's left) has webbing/laplink.
By shelby beardslee
From: 29 Palms, CA
Jul 15, 2012

Today we found links and rings on top of this. The fixed pin is pretty irrelevant since the bolt is very close to it. There are some places on the way up for nuts or small cams. Pretty cool boulder start to easy climbing then another tricky sticky move to the top.
By GDavis
Nov 19, 2012

The top section is perhaps 5.8, but the moves getting to the bolt are solid 9/10a. Get a good spot before clipping it.

First 10 feet don't count...
By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Sep 6, 2013

A second bolt was added above the first, to prevent ground fall. (Bolt added by FA party).
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