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Hornets Nest 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Eric Godfrey on Jul 7, 2009

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Dan at the roof-let.

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A big roof with big jugs followed by more jug hauling to the chains. If you think it's harder than 5.9 you aren't finding the right holds. Very good for the grade.


Right-most bolted route on the wall. Look for the big roof about 15 feet from the ground.


5 bolts to chains.

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Dan clearing the initial roofiness.
Dan clearing the initial roofiness.

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By darrell hodges
Jul 7, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Juggy and fun.
Shouldn't this route be named after some kind of beer?
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Jul 7, 2009

Or this?
By Thomas Holmes
From: Utah
Jun 19, 2011

At first the route didn't look very enticing but its the lowest grade on the wall so a friend and i climbed it as a warm up. i was surprised how fun it was.
By Buffalo James
From: American Fork, UT
Aug 21, 2011

Not greasy or slippery at all, feels more like a 5.8, crux is first to second bolt I'd say.
By jacob m s
From: Provo, Utah
Nov 3, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

i felt that this was more like a 5.8 then a 5.9 but i have to say its one of the absolute funniest routes i have ever done.
By Tim Moore
Sep 2, 2013

Good warm up route for the rest of wall. Fun move between the first and second bolts.
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