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Honey Barbecue

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Vine Wall

Bottle Shock

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Poison S 5.11d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Andrew Wheatley in 2014
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Right of a long, flat boulder is this relentless finger burning face climb which will challenge your abilities with shallow pockets, poor feet, and powerful crimping. A steep ending delivers the crux just when you think you have a chance.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light Rain
Owner: Private

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Jan 28th, 2015


Andrew said on January 26th, 2015
Probably 11+ or 12- it's called "Poison S"
Anonymous said on January 27th, 2015
This section of wall is really cool
pigsteak said on May 20th, 2015
this thing is super good...thanks skinny malinky longlegs!
climb2core said on October 14th, 2015
Thanks Andrew. This is a great crimpfest.
climb2core said on October 14th, 2015
Sorry, comments above meant for route to right
dustonian said on February 29th, 2016
Great route! A bit more friable and miles harder than the one to the right. The bolt placement up top makes for a pretty severe pendulum fall if you follow the line of least resistance, so get a heads-up belay.
climb2core said on April 27th, 2016
After climbing this route I had to re-grade the entire crag I bolted, topping out at 11c. Good route, though.
Brentucky said on May 25th, 2016
Hell yes another one has popped up. I LOVE me some Wheatley d's!!! The climbing is badass (and hard)! Thank you Andrew for cleaning up and bolting this one. I look forward to giving it some more attempts. :-) As Dustin said it's a LOT harder than the one to the right; I'd guess it's at least 2 letter grades difference between the 2.
Andrew said on May 27th, 2016
Thanks Brentucky, I love your comments as much as you love Wheatley's D's
Nick said on May 27th, 2016
Haven't been on this yet but if Wheatley has a hard D, I'm there!
pumpout2004 said on June 6th, 2016
The boys flock to a Wheatley hard D. Its guaranteed to please!
whoneedsfeet said on June 7th, 2016
Gotta find a time when you aren't on it.
symardila said on November 27th, 2018
Hilarious joke on the grade. or maybe routes like all things considered are 10a's instead. Super fun route regardless.