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Red Arete 

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

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Andrew Shoemaker on Jul 25, 2011

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One of the best moderate climbs at Banks Lake. Climb up a protruding and obvious arete just left of Red Rocket.


10 bolts to anchor

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By kBobby
From: Spokane, WA
Sep 18, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The La Belle guide calls this Bono, the Bland guide calls this Red Arete (but Marty Bland admits he made up many of the names for this area because locals wouldn't share the info with him). Both guides give it a 5.8 rating.

It is a good idea to bring a few small cams and a 2" cam to supplement the bolts in places. This route is mostly well-bolted, but there are a couple of spots where supplemental gear is nice.
By shotgunnelson
Apr 12, 2013

No gear needed. Really well bolted like all the other sport climbs at this crag.
By lunabloomgirl
From: North East Washington
May 20, 2013

5.9++...some interesting balance movement.
Nice route!
By Kevin Peter
Sep 19, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Intellectual moves up a nice arÍte. No individual move is harder than 5.8 but several one after another makes this route no gimme at the grade.
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