Avg: 2.1 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 80 ft|
|Page Views:||789 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Ron Olsen on Aug 20, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a new Alvino Pon route. "Right Arete" is a temporary name until the real name is known.
From the ledge with the big tree, scramble up a loose gully to a small ledge on the right side of the Spire. The first bolt is about 10' above this ledge.
Follow a line of 5 bolts and 2 pins up the arete to the top. A #1 Camalot can be placed after the third bolt, and the second pin can be backed up with a #.75 Camalot.
The moves up the arete are fun 5.8 to 5.9.
The crux is at the top: a bulging overhang, with a reachy move to get past it. The difficulty of this move is height-dependent, and may be harder than 5.10a for shorter people.
The leader can belay the second from a good ledge with a 2-bolt anchor at the top. Rappel 80' back to the start.
Two stars for clean rock, good moves, airy position, and an exciting crux.