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Pet Arete 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: richard magill on May 28, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: The Pet Arete stoke (Pet Arete in the background)

Description 

This is a fun and well-protected route up an arete. Tricky footwork is most of the issue here...

Eases up about 2/3 the way up. Nice Line!

Location 

Left of the obvious Happy Wheel crack there are a couple of difficult face routes. On the left edge of this wall is the fairly obvious arete climb.

Protection 

7 bolts to anchors


Photos of Pet Arete Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The key jug
BETA PHOTO: The key jug
Rock Climbing Photo: The line that is hard to read, but spectacular to ...
The line that is hard to read, but spectacular to ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pet Arete as featured in Steve Bechtel's Lander Ro...
Pet Arete as featured in Steve Bechtel's Lander Ro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mandy, embarking on her redpoint send of the "...
Mandy, embarking on her redpoint send of the "...
Rock Climbing Photo: Scoping out the sick futuristic line of Pet Arete ...
BETA PHOTO: Scoping out the sick futuristic line of Pet Arete ...
Rock Climbing Photo: C-Stack throwin' the number 2, the number of times...
C-Stack throwin' the number 2, the number of times...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mandy about to grasp the arete
Mandy about to grasp the arete
Rock Climbing Photo: How Pet Arete is done! Ben styling the 1st of many...
How Pet Arete is done! Ben styling the 1st of many...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mandy, well poised on the arete and making it look...
Mandy, well poised on the arete and making it look...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben scoping around the arete.
Ben scoping around the arete.

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By matt j hartman
From: Leavenworth WA
Mar 13, 2013

best route in the canyon. it should be renamed "superpet of the canyon".
By Brian Fabel
Mar 13, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

not as many pockets as elmo's fish, but the only better position is endeavor to persevere

FA Kristen Kremer, 2000

Rock Climbing Photo: Plaque at the base of the route
Plaque at the base of the route
By c-stack
Oct 26, 2015

This climb has it all! Exposure? Check! Commitment? Check! Incredible stone and fantastic movement? Check! Send It!!
By matt j hartman
From: Leavenworth WA
Oct 27, 2015

This climb would be, in my opinion, the Elmo's Fish of the Happy Wheel Walll.
By Ben Venter
From: Lander, WY
Feb 7, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

In contrast to other quality routes in the area like Pigs in Zen or Caught Stealing, the movement on this route is simply elegant.
By Tom Rangitsch
Feb 7, 2016

Best route of the grade at Sinks? Or maybe in central Wyoming? Sublime movement and position. Would give it five stars if possible.
By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Feb 10, 2016

This is the "Achin' for Booty" of 5.10's. Add a few more pitches and I"d put it up there with Lord of the Thais. If you come to Wyoming, you must do this climb.
By eddie m
Feb 16, 2016

Best route of the grade IMO. Huge props to the FA for piecing this thing together. This would be classic at any cliff
By Charlie Manganiello
From: Lander, WY
Feb 20, 2016

This route is the reason I climb. Every time I'm on it I feel like I'm dancing with the rock and I never want to let go.
By Shayna Jones
Feb 29, 2016

THE reason to head to Lander from CO - Do this climb!
By Jordan Jack
From: Lander/Laramie,WY
Feb 29, 2016

This is the only route I climbed last weekend. Pure Bliss!!! Still working on that send. But I will die happy once I do, knowing I've climbed the best Lander has to offer.
By Frost
Mar 2, 2016

"Astro Pet ArĂȘte"! Definitely part of the canon. Had to check out what the hype was about, and it lives up to the four star reputation. A must do, if you're traveling through.
By climb4real
Jun 9, 2016

Tried this route a few years ago and didn't think it was anything special. I went back this weekend and LOVED it. Such a cool vantage point of the canyon and a beautiful arete. A hidden gem if you ask me.

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