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Reason To Be 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Greg Collum and Matt Kerns 1988
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 17, 2006

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Description 

Spicy.
Climb the arete to the right of Tale of Two Shitties using the arete and crimps. The climbing and rock are excellent, the bolts are a bit spaced making it a lil' scary. Bolts anywhere other than where they are would be extremely hard to clip. Perhaps a bit hard for the grade (aren't all 10.d's at Smith?)

Location 

to the right and below Tale of Two Shitties.

Protection 

draws


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By mark d
Apr 3, 2006

one of the best 5.10 aretes at smith. well worth the walk.
By bryans
Jun 19, 2006

sweet climb. you'll wish it was longer, though you'll probably be pumped as it is. would be a "name" climb if it was on the frontside.
By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Sep 24, 2006
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Good climb but the bolt placements are pretty bad in my opinion. For both the second and third bolts I found stances a few feet below them that would've made much better places to clip from. It's nice and spicy though, which can be fun.

I actually felt that the crux came at the last couple of moves before the jugs at the top, just after clipping the final bolt. All the holds up there seem to be sidepulls making for a couple of delicate smears.

Also, as of Sept. 23rd, 2006 all of the bolts were spinners.
By peachy spohn
Jun 27, 2011

An amazing arete with very fun moves. I think the new Watts guide is correct with the grade of .11a. Highly recommended.