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To Bee or Not to Bee T 

To Bee or Not to Bee 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Peter Bronski, Kelli Terry
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Submitted By: Charlie S on May 29, 2008

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This climb is probably more worth the view than the actual climb, but regardless, still rewarding.

Start on the ledge after rappelling (see details in location). It starts in a corner which opens up to an arete. Moving right off of the arete is the crux. Once past here, head up, migrating right, over some small trees, eventually leading to a crack below an overhang. Climb to the overhang, escape left, up and over the ledge to the top.


Described in the new Adirondack guidebook as 2 pitches, it may be more desirable to do it as one. Rappel off of the end of Pond View Slab, about where the slab curves to face the pond. Belay off this "corner."

Stop at the ledge, pull down your rope, and let the fun begin. You know you're in the right area if there's about 3 feet of slanted ledge, then a solid rock slab going down about 15 feet.


Protection is good. Mid-sized cams and medium-small nuts should get the job done. Medium length slings are also good to reduce rope drag.

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