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Dow WilliamsThe Bees  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2016

Dow Williams

I led all the Bee routes to the left of the Dolphin Corner. A new one that is not in any guide book as of 2016 goes up the arete just to the left of the Dolphin. Mixed with a piece of gear or two in the middle. A few bolts to start and a piton and bolt to finish. Crux off the ground and another slab crux at top. Maybe 5.9/10a. Dead Bees is fully bolted. Has a sandbagged finish on steep slab. Two moves near two bolts, both 5.10 vs 5.9. Nectar is an easy solo for Jtree 1000 route club, but the descent down the left side had a bolt removed that helped to protect an exposed steep downclimb section. I descended the west side of the formation, no worries, maybe mid 5th downclimbing without the same exposure as the east side. The Bee's Knees way more 5.9 than Dead Bees. Worthy route with some cool arete moves. It was my favorite of the group. Bee Gees has had the upper bolt(s) cut. Very stiff climbing through the remaining 3. I traversed right into Bees Knees to finish.
Posted Oct 28, 2016 3:34 pm

Liba Kopeckovagreat rock  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

Bird of Fire 5.10a and Dolphin 5.7 - both classic routes.
Posted Nov 5, 2015 9:08 pm

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