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Lichenometry 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Arjun Heimsath, David Sampson, Hanna Breetz
New Route: Yes
Season: All
Page Views: 213
Submitted By: arjunmh on Oct 11, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Arjun nearing the top on the FA. Zooming on the ro...

Description 

Starts under the small roof to the south (climber's left) of Stellar Arete. Crux is getting established on the first bolt and getting through the next two. Taller people will likely have an easier time with these moves. They are crimpy and involve delicate face climbing. Up higher there are a couple easier cruxes such that the climbing is sustained. The FA did not stem or use the left facing big dihedral and the bolts up high are placed to draw the climb away from that corner. The line follows the upper vertical crack system and the moves are all there.

Lichenometry is a field of study that uses lichen growth to estimate the exposure age of exposed rock -- how long since the last rockfall cleared the face of any previous lichen growth. After many mouth and nosefulls of lichen while cleaning this route, it seemed an apt name!

Single line (60m) rap from the anchors of Stellar and Ducky.


Location 

Just to the south of Stellar Arete, uses the same anchors as for Stellar and Ducky Butt Rub.


Protection 

10 bolts.



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Arjun getting through the crux face on the FA. Photos by Roman D.
Arjun getting through the crux face on the FA. Pho...
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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Oct 17, 2011

Definitely a hard start. Next time I'm leading it! A lot of fun climbing and a thoughtful upper crux.