The Naugahide Stool (originally submitted as Slab Arete)
Avg: 1.7 from 7 votes
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|Naugahide Stool (originally submitted as Slab Arete), The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Type:||Sport, 85 ft|
|FA:||Alvino Pon, 2003 (bolted) Gillett, 2003 (FFA)|
|Page Views:||58 total, 0/month|
|Shared By:||Ron Olsen on Aug 15, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is another new Alvino Pon route. "Slab Arete" is a temporary name until the real name is known.
Begin by some bushes at the right side of the rock. The first bolt is about 10' off the ground. Climb up and leftpast the first two bolts, gaining the clean slab. Make some delicate moves up the slab, and continue to the seventh bolt. Work left past a bulge (crux) and climb easily past two more bolts to the anchor.
The leader can belay from the anchor or lower/rappel 80' to the ground.
Two stars for clean rock, good moves, and airy position.
Per JFM: start with a few easier moves past the first couple of red hangers; follow the line along the arete feature, then back left and up the slap to a fun, well-protected bulge (crux). Finish the route with a few more bolts and a few more slab-moves to the anchors.
Eds. this is a combination of 2 submissions, the first was submitted on a different crag.
LocationThis route lies on the rock just left of the Sentinel, about 100' left of Alvino's Arete. It follows a line of bolts with red hangers up the slab and arete on the right side of the rock.
Per JFM: this route is located on the right side of the formation, about 30 feet from the bottom. Look for a series of red hangers.
Either rap the route (climber's left of the little pine) or go climber's right of the tree down a crumbly face. Either way, a 60m rope will get to the ground.
The anchors may be accessed from the top of the formation also.
Protection9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. The route is 80' long; a 50m rope is OK.
Per JFM: the anchor has one cold-shut and one hanger/chain combo.