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Black Widow Arete 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Drew Spaulding, Mark Miner, Justin Day
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Drew Spaulding on Mar 20, 2011

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Justin Day getting on the Black Widow Arete

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  • Description 

    This was officially the 1st route on the wall. The B.W.A. is the furthest route on the right before stepping into the cave. A few tricky cruxes down low with another more powerful crux through the steep arete above. Fantastic, steep climbing!


    Furthest route on the right side of the wall. Start from the large boulder and stem across onto the Black Widow Arete.


    All bolts are Titanium. Bolted anchor for descent...

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    By timothy murray
    Apr 16, 2015
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    Nice steep climb, crux is just over the first roof. If you go right after the blue sling above the first roof then its 6c/5.11a, if you go left its at least 6c+

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