The true standout at the cliff! Sustained for the grade and truly aesthetic!!
Bolted top-anchor. Use long anchor cord.
Directionals are required to safely top rope this route from the anchors atop the cliff.
Lead bolts are push-button compression bolts and insufficient for lead climbing.
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 17, 2009
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a
Fun route but probably more like 5.4 or 5.5. Least manky bolts of all the climbs on the west face.
|By Spider Savage|
Oct 4, 2009
A fun easy lead route. I lead it once in bare feet. I'll never do that again. Cautions: It's pretty greasy, the angle make's it difficult to top rope without a huge pendulumn. The bolts are pretty rusty. Be a good 5.7 leader to do this route. I agree that it is only 5.4 but it's not a beginner lead.
|By Tristan B|
From: La Crescenta, CA
Jun 6, 2011
Someone hammered down the first bolt hanger, so you have to thread a sling through it to use it.
From: Layton, UT
Jul 25, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R
Fun route but I wouldn't trust any of those bolts to hold even body weight. If you lead it treat it like a free solo.
|By Benjamin Chapman|
From: Small Town, USA
Nov 4, 2012
The Arete is a cool lead with those rotting bolts.
Jan 20, 2014
On site solo. Super fun I had to do it two more times while my friend soloed the route to left. Dual solo super fun!Great views! Even better walk off.
From: Los Angeles, CA
Jun 8, 2014
There are three newish bolts up the route with two of the older rusting ones. Three bolts at top for anchor
|By Billy Shin|
Jul 9, 2014
The Arete is setup in a way it could be lead now.. with pretty newish bolts. Although I don't know how long it'll be up, and i don't know how long they will last...
|By Matthew Fienup|
From: Ventura, CA
Jul 9, 2014
If bolts continue to be drilled, we are all going to lose access to this site.