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Stopperhead Arete 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Nathan Brown, Doug Swords, Zachary Lesch-Huie
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Submitted By: nbrown on Apr 25, 2011

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  • Description 

    This is an excellent line up the arete to the right of Supercrack. The first 2 pitches are the best, with the last bit being the typical easier Shortoff style topout. This route was originally done with a "stopperhead" for "pro", and linked into the end of P-1 of Supercrack via a traverse. It was recently taken to the top, resulting in yet another excellent full length Shortoff route.

    P-1 Boulder up past some hidden cams (from below) to the bolt. One can get a good rest here if they are flexible enough... Continue up the arete and face past lots of good horizontals to a 2 bolt anchor at about 90'. Note: The original route followed a left diagonaling seam up to the Supercrack anchors. This pitch packs a pump!

    P-2 It is easy enough to belay from the big chockstone ledge to the right for slightly more comfort. Anyway, climb the crack feature in the wall above (inside gully) to a short hanging corner. Pull around that and move up and left to the arete and climb to the big ledge for a gear belay.

    P-3 Climb any number of variations to the top, either as one pitch or 2 broken up.

    Location 

    Just right of Supercrack

    Protection 

    Standard Shortoff rack


    Photos of Stopperhead Arete Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Brian on the excellent jug fest.
    Brian on the excellent jug fest.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Skip this beta if you don't want to spoil the pump...
    Skip this beta if you don't want to spoil the pump...

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