The Chockstone Arete
Avg: 3.1 from 13 votes
|Type:||Sport, 80 ft|
|FA:||T. Finnigan, S. Astaldi|
|Page Views:||1,973 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Richard M. Wright on Jun 26, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe right side of The Alpenglow Wall is composed of a narrowing slot with several routes taking off from it. The left of these lines chases an interesting arete that climbs with more finess than power. Begin with a fingery traverse to the left, the crux, that gains hidden jugs after one commits to the move. Interesting and thoughtful climbing utilizes a hand on the arete with the feet continuously to the right. A nice series of turns near the end of the route will toss you into the slightly spooky finish that ends left of the arete proper.
Possibly the most interesting climbing on this wall, The Chockstone Arete delivers good stone, interesting climbing with several committing moves, and excellent continuity. I never skip it.