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Arete TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Center TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Easy Boulder V-easy 3
Left TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Center TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Flake TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Right Center TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
South Face Left TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
South Face Right S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: TR, 95 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 17, 2006
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Please stay on main trail when setting top ropes Details

Description

The true standout at the cliff! Sustained for the grade and truly aesthetic!!

Protection

Bolted top-anchor. Use long anchor cord.

Directionals are required to safely top rope this route from the anchors atop the cliff.

Lead bolts are push-button compression bolts and insufficient for lead climbing.
James Roe
  5.6
James Roe  
  5.6
Was here May 5th and climbing the arete, meanwhile whales showed up to relax right by the beach! Fantastic views, fun route. Don't lead this route... the bolts look terrible anyway. May 8, 2017
Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
 
Matthew Fienup   Ventura, CA  
 
If bolts continue to be drilled, we are all going to lose access to this site. Jul 9, 2014
Countzen Shin
Santa Monica, CA
Countzen Shin   Santa Monica, CA
The Arete is setup in a way it could be lead now.. with pretty newish bolts. Although I don't know how long it'll be up, and i don't know how long they will last... Jul 9, 2014
hikingdrew
Los Angeles, CA
 
hikingdrew   Los Angeles, CA
 
There are three newish bolts up the route with two of the older rusting ones. Three bolts at top for anchor Jun 8, 2014
tmarndt  
On site solo. Super fun I had to do it two more times while my friend soloed the route to left. Dual solo super fun!Great views! Even better walk off. Jan 20, 2014
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
The Arete is a cool lead with those rotting bolts. Nov 4, 2012
Ken Noyce
Layton, UT
  5.6 R
Ken Noyce   Layton, UT
  5.6 R
Fun route but I wouldn't trust any of those bolts to hold even body weight. If you lead it treat it like a free solo. Jul 25, 2011
Tristan Burnham
La Crescenta, CA
Tristan Burnham   La Crescenta, CA
Someone hammered down the first bolt hanger, so you have to thread a sling through it to use it. Jun 6, 2011
A fun easy lead route. I lead it once in bare feet. I'll never do that again. Cautions: It's pretty greasy, the angle make's it difficult to top rope without a huge pendulumn. The bolts are pretty rusty. Be a good 5.7 leader to do this route. I agree that it is only 5.4 but it's not a beginner lead. Oct 4, 2009
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.5
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.5
Fun route but probably more like 5.4 or 5.5. Least manky bolts of all the climbs on the west face. Mar 17, 2009