Spike Arete [Edit]
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|Shared By:||Chris Dawson on Apr 5, 2001|
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This is the aesthetic south prow of Spike Rock. I decided to be a dipshit and call it the "Arete", not completely sure of a designated name. The true problem starts all the way at the bottom of the arete and actually makes a move around the corner to get situated on the arete, but many people start on the good lieback holds. Feet are the key on this one, and if they cut, you're out of luck. A cruxy pull or two midway up the arete lead to good holds and the top. A worthy and extremely fun line. Feels like a highball.
A pad wouldn't really help you on this one. Nice to have someone spotting you, but a fall still may result in quite a tumble down the hill. I've never taken the tumble myself, but I've witnessed it, and you go a long ways.
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