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Arete Right V2 5+
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Type: Boulder
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Aug 29, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This extremely fun variation lies on the improbable looking face between the Tropics Arete and the Crack Route. Start on the jugs and climb into the crack initially. This problem is not climbed as frequently, so the holds between the arete and crack might take some squinting to make out (nice that they aren't well chalked and polished). Make it interesting by using only the initial small slot in the crack as a right hand gaston, not the higher fingerlock. Work the feet up and then reach out left to a undercling. More footwork leads to use of sidepulls up and to the left for the right hand before reaching to the solid edge near the top of the arete with the left. Down climb right along the rail across the top of the crack and down to the right. To pull off this problem one must concentrate more on body position and tension, balance and flexibility than power.

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Spot and Pads nice to protect the cobblestone landing.

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