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This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at The Zoo

The Peyote Pup

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Honey Badger 5.12c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2012
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Move right and uphill a bit to the next bolted line which climbs a nice looking section of the wall on solid stone. A boulder problem or two may shut you down if you are on the short side. This may be the gem of the area.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Private

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4.14 stars (7 votes)
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5.12c (11 votes)

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Brentucky said on May 20th, 2013
I still don't know how the hell you sent this thing, pigsteak. The boulder problem on this thing is tough! Also, what happened to all the 12-'s you told me I was climbing on while I was busy getting shut down? ;-)
pigsteak said on May 21st, 2013
yeah thanks to Brad and Matt for figuring out key beta...shoot, I think Brad graded it 12a....
shadow.ayala said on June 7th, 2013
stellar route. super good.
zdordai said on July 23rd, 2014
definitely 5 star, went on a 2 hour brushing spree today and it could still use some more love (especially up top) but this is definitely the coolest close to vertical climbing ive done in the red! very tricky beta in the crux made it doable...not 12a! definitely at least c. thanks Kipp, another neo-classic
dustonian said on July 23rd, 2014
2 HOUR brushing spree?!? Are you free next weekend???
zdordai said on July 27th, 2014
alright, it was probably closer to just over an hour...its still in a very clean state and the crimps up top are ticked for the most part. got back on this guy in some better temps and it felt way better and closer to 12c (though still hard in my opinion). got any other 5 star routes that need some love dustin? :)
Anonymous said on July 28th, 2014
Anonymous said on July 29th, 2014
Climbing this a year ago and thought it was very clean. Thanks for making it more nice and cleanen. Very fun. Felt mid 12. No way is this a hard 12c
craig.smith1 said on August 7th, 2014
Maybe a little soft. Whatever the grade, it's kind of a give-a-way with only 2 hard pulls although you still have to pay a little bit of attention up top. By it's reputation I was expecting it to be much harder. Nice route though.
Willy said on June 7th, 2016
Has one of the coolest moves I've ever done on a rope. V5 then 11c to the anchors with no pump factor Id say. Phenomenal route
Anonymous said on March 24th, 2019
I pitched from the anchors on this route yesterday and snapped a carabiner, I could only find half of it. If anyone finds a silver biner with a silver dogbone or half of a orange biner, post it on here. I really need to know what those pieces look like!
Anonymous said on March 25th, 2019
Check out this post from a while back:
Anonymous said on March 25th, 2019
Thanks, that is very helpful. Between that link and the Black Diamond gear testing page I'm pretty confident I had a nose hook failure. The mystery still remains though how the rope side also came undone during the fall! I would have expected to have half a draw hanging off the rope, but it was nowhere to be found.