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This long scrunchy boulder holds but one problem: The Bates Arete problem (V4).
Approach time: From the Parking lot: 5 - 15 minutes, depending on your pace. From Castle Rock proper: 10 seconds.
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Bates Arete V4 6B R Boulder, 10'
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Bates Arete V4 6B R CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : Bates Arete Boulder
The Bates Arete is one of the best problems of its grade in The Bay Area. Starting low on the right side of the rock, and about 25 feet long, first traversing up a steep overhang complete with large jugs and slopers leaving the desire for a good rest.The climb turns the corner from a good traverse into an uphill battle along a long solid arete where landings are bad. A final mantle, and the problem is yours. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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