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Beeline/Praying Mantis - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 60
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rodney Lanier / Beeline
Gear (with mixed variation)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5


A fun, but overlooked route to the right of Comatose, just right of Bunky's Rest Day. Slab it up to a open book. Stem the book to a right-facing dihedral. Follow this to a small overhang. Possible belay here. Navigate the overhang and step left to a beautiful, but short finger crack. Another possible belay here. Slab it up direct (5.9ish) clipping a bolt or out to the right (easier) and then up to a flake/overlap. Here the two routes diverge. Beeline takes a weakness in the flake and continues up a low angle face. Praying Mantis heads left out the flake system to some stacked features and an overhanging finish (9ish).

Submitted by: forkliftdaddy on 2005-10-04
Views: 1517
Route ID: 46401

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: freddiehutch on 2012-03-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun Stuff

Having done most of the other routes in the area, we gave this one a go. The short open book, overhang, and finger crack (which you can easily see from the ground...look at it, it's calling you) are all quality climbing. All in all, pretty fun climbing with good gear. There are ample rappel stations to get down with one rope, though, as always, watch your ends. It is probably 5.3 r/x getting that first piece, but no big deal.

Added: 2012-03-24

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: forkliftdaddy on 2008-12-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun again.

Did the direct (bolted) variation to the Beeline finish, all in one pitch. Had some rope drag at the bolted crux and above.

Added: 2008-12-16