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Brad Monsma on the classic arete at Point Dume.
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.
Sandal scramble on the arete.
The view from the top. My wife and I went in the m...
Kirk, going for it anyway
A lead climb?..or a solo?
Given the bolts on this...
Top of Arete Route
Nick works the arete.
Fun climb, made more exciting by the wind. Zoey on...
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 17, 2009
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: Clearfield, UT
Jul 25, 2011
rating: 5.6 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|
Nov 4, 2012
The Arete is a cool lead with those rotting bolts.