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Minutia Arete 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ron Olsen and Greg Hand, 10/20/06 (TR)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Oct 25, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Greg Hand starting up the arete.

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    A decent top-rope after you've done Minutia. The climbing up the arete is fun, but the line is a little contrived: you can step right off the arete, into a dihedral, at just about any point.

    Climb up the arete about 15' right of the Minutia hand crack. Stay on the arete all the way to the top, then step left to the Minutia anchor.


    On the left side of the Boulder Slips crag, on the arete about 15' right of the Minutia hand crack.


    Top rope from the Minutia anchor. The climb would be hard to protect, but you could get pro in the dihedral around to the right (but then you'd be better off climbing the dihedral itself).

    Photos of Minutia Arete Slideshow Add Photo
    Boulder Slips Route Overview <br /> <br />1. Edges and Ledges, 8, 8 bolts <br />2. Brand New Bosch, 9, 6 bolts <br />3. Party Time!, 9, 5 bolts & gear to 3.5" <br />4. Minutia, 8, gear to 3" <br />5. Minutia Arete, 9+, TR <br />6. Pumpkin Corner, 9, gear to 2" <br />7. La Lune, 12d, 5 bolts <br />8. Sunlight Arete, 10b, 5 bolts <br />9. The Throttle, 11 R, TR <br />10. Threshold Variation, 9+ R, TR <br />11. My Way, 9, 4 bolts & gear to 2" <br />12. Boulder Slips, 9 R, gear to 2" <br />13. Where's Bob?, 10, 5 bolts & 2 green Camalots <br />14. The Ride, 10b, 5 bolts & gear to 2"
    BETA PHOTO: Boulder Slips Route Overview 1. Edges and Ledges,...
    On the arÍte.
    On the arÍte.

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    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Feb 12, 2014
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    The route is fun, but the crux section is very short, only a few moves. There is a bolt anchor to the right of this climb on Pumpkin Corner.