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Rowan's Arete 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Rob Pizem
New Route: Yes
Season: a
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Submitted By: rob pizem on Sep 5, 2011

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The sunniest arete at the top of the Pleasure Pill...


Climb the arete with sidepulls and crimps up to the top. There is a very nice rest at half height. It has great climbing the whole way to the top.


Begin from the ledge at the top of The Pleasure Pillar. You can approach via The Pleasure Pillar or the gully to the right. The gully is 5th class and is protectable. At the top of the gully is a short 5.9 corner protectable with gear to 4 inches.



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By rob pizem
Sep 6, 2011

The grade is fuzzy, because I am sure that there is some height dependent reaches involved. Be aware. Could be easier and could be harder. Just saying!
By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Sep 6, 2011

The exposure is wonderful, and the moves are awesome on some good steep rock. Doing the Pleasure Pillar to access the climb is the way to go. Sets you up at the luxury belay ledge.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 7, 2011

There it is! Nice, Rob. :)

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