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The Sting - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
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Jim McCray, bolted by David Phillips
Rock (Sport)
G
4 bolts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.20/5
  Scenery 2.60/5
  Fun Factor 3.17/5

Description:

Start on bulge right of tree. Move up to big holds. Beware of bees.

Submitted by: drdeath on 2002-04-15
Last Modified: 2010-11-15
Views: 647
Route ID: 3608

11 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kvochatzer on 2011-11-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars not stung on The Sting

interesting meanderer

Added: 2012-01-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Hogge on 2010-11-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars don't bee a wussy. They're Bees, not Wasps. Climb this.

I put my hand on the rim of the bee's cave (right of bolt 2). They will come say Hi, but they won't sting.

Dave Phillips was cleaning this route and chose to cut the branch he was standing on. It swiped the cave on the way down and pissed off the bees. He hid his face, but they stung him twice. Paul Johnson has a photo of a bee lodged in Dave's neck. Once bolted, Dave was in no mood to go back up for the FA. This guy Jim McCray from Dallas came by and piped up, "I'll Do IT!"

Added: 2010-11-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: m4ximusd on 2010-02-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ascent note

Cool climb, bees didn't bother me until I came down, think I pissed off a few

Added: 2010-02-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kachoong on 2006-03-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars 5.9, right?

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Added: 2009-10-02

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: snackmasterb on 2008-03-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Nice 5.9b (Get it?)

The bees look cool coming out their little cave. Kind of reminds me of ships coming out of the Death Star.

Anyways, they don't bother you. One or two might be curious, but that's all.

NO FEAR. They smell it.

Added: 2008-03-10

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