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The Wasp Canyon, like the For Real Wall (Quarry Wall under the rock listing), is actually an extended buttress with routes running 270 degrees around the crag. On the left, up the For Real Canyon, is the Metaphysical Wall (on the right). As you move down canyon the wall seques into The Wasp Canyon which forms the South end of the buttress. Moving right and up into ... one next encounters, in sequence, the Wild Overhang Wall, The Wasp Wall, The Beer Sluts Wall, and The Lumber Jack Wall. These all comprise the contiguous crag on the left. The right side of ... also holds numerous routes on a formation variously called the DJ crag or the Post Office crag. The Wild Overhang Wall possesses most the business, running into middle 5.13 on some very steep rock. This feature can't be missed since it is a 40 ft roof system with a tanning slab below!!
From the old road below the first tier of crags, the Wall In The Woods buttress is on the right. It is flanked by the For Real Canyon on the left and the Wasp canyon on the right. A cairned trail will take you over some ledges and through a talus field for routes in Wasp Canyon and the Wall In The Woods.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Wasp Canyon:
W.A.S.P. ( What About Some Pesticide ? ) 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Bee Positive 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Stinger 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Point of Entry 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
The Expensive Route 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Scorpion 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
The G Route 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Storm 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Starlight 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
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Starlight 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b CO : South Platte : ... : The Wasp Canyon
Killer project and worth five stars on a three star scale, Starlight, fires smack-dab up the middle of the overhang on amazing features with a relentless demand on power. Edges, side steps, side pulls, and back steps all gun for a Manta Ray flake in the middle of the overhang. It is at least 5.12b just getting here. Pull around the flake on the right and launch a relentless series of crimps on progressively steepening rock. Jugs await below the lip of the roof, and a good thing too, since here ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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