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Arete 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  TR, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 17, 2006

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Fun climb, made more exciting by the wind. Zoey on...

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Description 

The true standout at the cliff! Sustained for the grade and truly aesthetic!!

Protection 

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.


Photos of Arete Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the top. My wife and I went in the m...
The view from the top. My wife and I went in the m...
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of Arete Route
Top of Arete Route
Rock Climbing Photo: Sandal scramble on the arete.
Sandal scramble on the arete.
Rock Climbing Photo: Brad Monsma on the classic arete at Point Dume.
Brad Monsma on the classic arete at Point Dume.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kirk, going for it anyway
Kirk, going for it anyway
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick works the arete.
Nick works the arete.
Rock Climbing Photo: A lead climb?..or a solo?  Given the bolts on this...
A lead climb?..or a solo? Given the bolts on this...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jenessa coming up the Arete.  May 2016.
Jenessa coming up the Arete. May 2016.

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 17, 2009
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 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.
By kennoyce
From: Layton, UT
Jul 25, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 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.
By tmarndt
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.
By hikingdrew
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 Countzen
From: Santa Monica, CA
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
Administrator
From: Ventura, CA
Jul 9, 2014

If bolts continue to be drilled, we are all going to lose access to this site.

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