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Crux is the mind game (and the weird weight transfer) when rocking over onto the arete.
Climb the UBER-fun blunt arete that makes for a super fun toprope and a lead that you do and NEVER repeat
Arete right of Zag.
not enough pro
NOT A LEAD FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!!
Maybe on your toprope it'll look like there is enough gear, but the gear would take up your only holds, once those small horizontals are filled what are you going to do?
BETA PHOTO: Angel's Arete (5.10).
BETA PHOTO: A washed out Angels Arete
Rob Rives leading Angels Arete
|By Rob Dillon|
Apr 11, 2007
I have to say, I'm no runout champ and I was pleasantly surprised by the pro. Guess it all depends on your expectations.
|By Brian Adzima|
From: the Paris of Appalachia
Apr 24, 2007
I did not lead it, but my partner wsa repeating it. THe pro was all there, but seemed to envolved equalized nuts and other errta
|By Ladd Raine|
From: Plymouth, NH
May 9, 2007
There are a few decent equalized placements and a few micro wires, however there is nothing for the last 20+ feet of the climb.
|By Kris Gorny|
May 15, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R
There used to be a pin placed in a horizontal crack higher up -- just past the crux to the right of the arete. Last year I didn't see it. Also, I used to place iffy RP's behind a small detached flake to the left of the arete but that thing is now moving.
May 2, 2010
It would be idiotic to lead this. Great TR. Beautiful setting, easy access to hang the rope, challenging route.
|By Justin Dansby|
Jul 25, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
There is gear if you can hang out to place it. I don't believe this route deserves the R rating, maybe PG13.
|By Alan Howell|
May 7, 2012
Ultra sweet and spooky. Ditto on the equalized micro wires. I think if you skip those it would probably deserve the R rating, aside from the last part. In any case, its no give away if going for an onsight. A must do for the grade, but as Ladd says, you probably won't repeat it lol!
|By Will Sweeney|
From: Bakersfield, California
May 22, 2012
Amazing climbing and fun heady run out. I used some small cams for the horizontals and backed them up with tri cams but I think if I were to repeat it (which I would even though I wanted to pee myself) I would just take two sets of tri cams and be done with it. Stances are good for placing gear and you get an incredible view at the top!
|By Chris Whisenhunt|
From: Fayetteville, WV
Dec 8, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R
Seemed a bit overhyped to me. Felt no harder than 5.9 and I was able to place gear about every 8 - 10 feet.