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Death Flake Arete 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Chris Pelczarsk & Nicole Uhre, June 17th, 2011
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 390
Submitted By: Tater Tot on Jul 7, 2011

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Upper tier of spires found in The Chessmen as seen...

Description 

Climb the arete on the east side of the spire. Generally, the rock is of beautiful quality with almost nothing likely to break except for a couple dubious flakes. One was removed and the other has become known as the Death Flake. Watch out for it on the left hand side of the route about a third of the way up! It is possible to climb around it on the right then step back left to good holds just above the Death Flake as was done on the first ascent.


Protection 

3 fixed pitons, at least one large cam (4 or 5) to protect the wide crack at the bottom, and a few small cams and nuts. Rappel off summit from a new two bolt anchor. One rope down south face.



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Mount Dalymore as seen from the summit of Death Flake Arete.
Mount Dalymore as seen from the summit of Death Fl...
The Lovebirds and various other spires found in The Chessmen as seen from the summit of Death Flake Arete. <br /> <br />Nice route Chris! Keep em' coming!
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