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Wild Will's Arete 

Wild Will's Arete 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jerry, Sigrid, Lynnea and William Anderson, Aug 1994
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006
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Wild Will's Arete


A bit of face climbing leads up to the arete. Follow the arete up past an intermediate anchor, a corner and finally up the exposed upper arete. Long and fun. Can be done in two pitches or rappel in two rappels if you don't have a 70m rope.


11 quickdraws to anchor

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The start of Wild Will's Arete (5.8), Clark Canyon
The start of Wild Will's Arete (5.8), Clark Canyon
Justin after the run out section
Justin after the run out section
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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Mar 20, 2010

Hmmm... not sure what Tom's talking about, with the 2 rappels and 70m rope. Yes, the route is long, but one rope is sufficient. We've done "Wild Will's Arete on numerous occasions and a 60m rope, although a stretch, will do the job. Also, the route can be descended with one rope in one rappel.

By C Miller
Sep 29, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Lots of variety on this one with pockets down low to a fun stemming corner and then the finale up an exposed but featured arete. A classic and a must do route for the area.

We had about 15' left after lowering with a 70 meter rope.

By maggie-girl
May 9, 2012

If you lower from the top anchor with a 60m, stay right and un-clip any draws that make the rope jog.

By Zirkel
From: Bishop, CA
May 12, 2012

What a long, super-fun, stimulating and exposed route! A must-do!