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The Sampler 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Joe Kreidel / Joe Shiefman
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Joe Kreidel on Apr 9, 2014

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Upper half of arête


A striking overhanging arete that climbs as good as it looks. Most of the climb is pure arete climbing, with hands and feet milking unlikely holds on either side of the feature.

I had been eyeballing this line for years from across the canyon. I was finally drawn in, and all control was turned over to The Sampler.


Right side of crag, obvious arete


8 bolts and lower biners

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By JoeS
Apr 14, 2014

IMHO this is probably the best pure arête on the mountain and quite possibly one of the best anywhere. Continuously interesting moves on both sides of the arête.

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