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Lovely Arete 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jim Thurmond and Alan Carrier 1987
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Submitted By: whipplejw on Sep 25, 2007

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Description 

Where Lovely Tower and the Wave Wall form the Lovely Hallway, this is the obvious arete. A bouldery start to the first bolt leads to the meat. Fun stuff.

Protection 

Four bolts to an anchor. The fourth bolt is most useful as a directional for a toprope, as the anchor is set well back in a funky spot.


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James, clipping
James, clipping
Jake F. on the lower moves of the Lovely Arete
Jake F. on the lower moves of the Lovely Arete
Moving through the opening moves.
Moving through the opening moves.
JJ talking dirty to the Lovely Arete
JJ talking dirty to the Lovely Arete
Kevin on his flash of Lovely Arete
Kevin on his flash of Lovely Arete
Matthew
Matthew
Lovely Arete
Lovely Arete
James
James

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By Kevin Martin
Sep 7, 2008

Felt like 11.b, but it was in the heat of summer with sweaty hands.
By CurtisG
Sep 22, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13

Beautiful climb, spot on 5.11a. Super classic.
By Kevin W. Corcoran
Oct 19, 2008
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This is a serious .11a. It's in your face, right off of the ground, with a moderately high first bolt and a boulder right behind the base of the climb. Short, but pumpy. Felt hard for the grade.
By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Nov 3, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13

The only place that I felt like I would deck if I blew it was clipping the second bolt, but my opinion is that it would be hard for anyone who could climb to that stance to fall from it. It's a little heady and probably (if barely) deserves the PG13.