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West Arete 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Andy Fitz, Jason Kohler 2003
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Submitted By: andyf on Feb 19, 2007

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Description 

A long, moderate romp up a blocky face, ending at the top of a prominent arete. There's a mini-crux turning a bulge down low, with the true crux (that's barely 5.10) coming in a series of bulges at the top. A great warmup with nice position.

Location 

Obvious left-hand arete of the Astral Wall; visible from the trail on the hike down the gully.

Protection 

11 bolts, plus rap rings.


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By andyf
From: Tacoma, WA
Aug 23, 2008

On 8/22/08, some of the bolts were repositioned in the middle and top of the route.