Moral Bells Arete
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BETA PHOTO: Here's a topo for the new extension...
Glen and I always felt that Contor and Taylor (FA of Coral Bells Arete) had cut that arete short. After replacement bolting that 20 year old line, we extended the pitch up. Clip the two-bolt belay and climb past two more bolts to the two bolt anchor. This makes for "more" of the Coral Bells Arete. The rock is excellent and required very little cleaning.
CBA was not altered or changed in any way. The old spinners were pulled out and replaced by Mike White and ASCA. Thanks again for teaching us the true craft of bolt removal.
Climb Coral Bells Arete and keep on going for Moral Bells Arete. Rappel the route with one rope.
6 QDs from the ground and a nut or .4 Camalot for the gear placement on CBA.
|Comments on Moral Bells Arete
|By glen kaplan|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 14, 2007
yeah...the arete stops here!...now
extensions are good! all kinds of extensions...
|By Ryan Brough|
From: Arvada, Colorado
Aug 25, 2007
This extension makes the arete a more enjoyable climb. Together, I give them three stars! ***
|By John Bradford|
From: Lilongwe, Malawi
Sep 26, 2007
Sorry; did this yesterday and I am just not sure that it adds much to the climb. OK, but easy climbing with all the good stuff still below the original anchors. Just my opinion, I could be wrong.....
|By James Garrett|
Sep 29, 2007
Couldn't agree with you more John. We just seem to like longer pitches, I guess. The original anchors are still in place and were not altered. I recently spoke with Gary Taylor after he had climbed "Moral". He liked the extension, but you are correct, the best moves probably remain down low.
Dec 24, 2007
Clip the first anchors, then get lowered.
The FA's had the right idea in mind... a great little route, with not a lot of extraneous bullsh!t.
Hell, the best part of the route is getting from the ground, up the arete to the second bolt!
Jun 24, 2009
I like the extension. The first time I got on this, surprised at how quickly I found myself at chains, I headed right and finished up the 10a. If the best part is getting to the second bolt, bring a pad. Or do you guys not have any because you don't topout boulders?
From: Sandy, UT
May 16, 2010
Great route. Aside from the sweet starting crux, I thought the extension was the best part of the route.
Jun 6, 2011
I guess if you just want to do the first part of Coral Bells, set a bouldering pad. Otherwise, do the extension. If you want to boulder, there are much better places to go than here though. I think the point is to get a little elevation. It's the same grade, it's similar quality, why wouldn't you take a few more minutes? I liked it! The single best move is on Coral, but everything after that is still very good...all the way up Moral.
Jun 15, 2012
A fun climb, but in the upper section you can encounter a few loose rocks. Last night I almost pulled a rock about the size of a Rubix's cube lose. It still remains up there, waiting.
From: Salt Lake City, Ut
Apr 30, 2013
I must have stepped on that loose rock and sent it and all its sharp sides toward my belayers head. He jumped out of the way after I yelled rock twice in rapid succession, almost pulling me off in the process. He was marveling at his survival skills while I was yelling at him to give me a little slack so I could finish, or at least clip the nearest bolt.