Billy Goat Arete
Avg: 2.1 from 16 votes
Routes in Hillbilly Rock
|Bear Hug T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Billy Goat Arete T 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a|
|Deb's Day Off TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|East Face Center/Hillbilly T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c|
|East Face South Side/Hillbilly T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R|
|Jessica's Line (aka HBF Front Boulder) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Jethro T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|
|North Face T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c|
|North Ridge (aka HBF Middle Boulder) T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13|
|West Face S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|West Face Right S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||1,523 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||George Bell on May 8, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Description"Billy Goat Arete" is the arete on the north edge of the east face of Hillbilly Rock. It could also be called the Northeast Arete. I spotted this line today and it is a fun climb, but it is not in any guidebook. There is a crack about 3-4' left of the arete that makes for great holds and also pro. This would be an excellent first lead for a beginner, because unlike most Flatiron routes there is quite a bit of pro available. You can get some good practice placing gear in cracks.
This climb is about 200' long. Start at the base of the ridge and head up, staying just left of the Arete. About 20' up you will reach the crack, which is generally finger sized. Continue up excellent rock to the top which was draped with slings. The fact that there was chalk in the crack shows this route is somewhat popular.
Descend by either rapping 60' north off the summit, or downclimb the North Face route.