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Arctic Breeze S 
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Craven Image T 
Dead Tree Direct T 
Gamoke, The T 
Hospital Corner T 
Lady Bug T 
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Nirvana S 
Third Stone From The Sun T 
Vanishing Point T 


YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 160'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Jay Smith, 1993
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Submitted By: Salamanizer on Jul 3, 2007

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past the crux, working my way up the arete.

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Climbs the Arete to the left of Hospital Corner. First pitch follows the beautifull orange arete through thin delicate moves to a bulge, then up dikes to a preplexing finish. One 60m rope will get you close to the ground. Carefull or you'll drop someone on the lower off. The second pitch climbs even thinner and more balancy moves past a few bolts to the anchor.


To the left of Hospital Corner


9 draws.

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By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jul 3, 2007
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

If you want to be sure to get down on one rap, use a 70m rope. Or, if you've got a 60, walk east on that ledge with the anchors 10 feet and rap off the Arctic Breeze anchors.
By Aron Quiter
From: Oakland, CA
Nov 7, 2010

We rapped from the first set of anchors, and our 70mm rope JUST made it to the ground.
By Louis Mullerleile
From: Sacramento, California
Oct 7, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

A bold line. The second pitch has a strong beginning sequence, and eases up significantly after getting through the second bolt. Both pitches are excellent climbs with a variety of fun, delicate moves. I thought that the second pitch was easier than the first, and the supplemental pro on the second pitch is unnecessary(it is well bolted). Do both pitches for the full experience!

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