This is a cool arete climb that catches the last rays of the afternoon sun.
Hike up the path on the left side of Boulder Slips to the staging area where Edges and Ledges and Minutia start. Scramble up ledges and steeper rock to the right; be careful of loose rock. Continue up to a sloping area at the base of a 50'-tall face with a thin crack in its center. The route climbs the arete on the left side of this face. There is a belay bolt at the start of the route, and a rappel anchor about 20' to the left.
Work up the face and arete past 5 bolts to the anchor. Fun moves all the way up. Lower 50' back down.
To get back to the staging area by the start of Edges and Ledges and Minutia, rappel from an anchor about 20' left of the route. Rap 95' down a gully; watch for loose rock. It's also possible to downclimb, but the rappel is easier.
On the left side of the Boulder Slips crag, on the upper tier, up and right from the start of Edges and Ledges and Minutia, at the base of a 50' arete.
See Route Overview photo.
5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Belay bolt at the start. Rappel anchor 20' left of the start of the route.
Bruno Haché working up the arete.
BETA PHOTO: Sunlight Arete. Climb the face and arete past 5 b...
At the first bolt.
|By Matt Gates|
From: Pinewood Springs, CO
Mar 1, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Fun little route. The approach may be a bit daunting for some.
Hint: Remember to use the "sunny side" of the arete as well.