|Bumble Bee Wall
Crux is pulling the roof. There is great gear to be had at the roof and solid rock on the most difficult sections of the climb. The top portion of this climb has bad rock and may possibly clean up with more ascents. Definately wear a helmet on this route, especially if your the belayer. Climb with caution on the last third of this climb, the rock is very questionable and there is a good possibility that you will pull of a huge chunk of rock onto your belayer.
On the climbers left side of bumble bee wall you will be able to see a pedestal. To get on top of the pedestal either climb fowl play and rap down to the pedestal with a 60 m rope or walk around the west side and hike up some loose rock. This route is on climbers far right of the pedestal and follows an obvious crack system with a roof followed by more crack climbing.
Standard rack. Takes nuts really well. 2 or 3 camalot for the roof. Runners to reduce drag over the roof and natural gear to build an anchor at the top of the climb.
Upchuck, Nice exposure
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the popular routes
|By Sam Cannon|
From: Holladay, Utah
Mar 21, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The route,from the start up until after the roof, is a strong 2 stars, super fun. The climbing becomes indistinct, chossy, dirty, and (at least the way I went) runout on kitty litter. The roof is super fun, protects really well. The climbing above it stays interesting for another 20 ft or so, but if you continue to the top of the formation, like I did, you're in for some less-than-classic ground.
To get down (assuming you go all the way up - and there isn't a bolted anchor for the route) scramble climber's right down an easy, low angle corner, then turn right (facing Storm Mountain) around a corner and you're at the anchor for The Bee Pitch. One 60m rap gets you down from there.