Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Rob Robinson, Tim Cumbo - 1985
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If you've been breezing through the Arete Tour with nary a second thought, there's hope for you yet. The Defcon arete may be thought of as 'Crash Position Direct', a marriage of that route and the highly contemplative Mean Cuisine to it's right.

Boulder up a bit left of the Mean Cuisine start, mincing about on pebbles and edges in the direction of a pair of stingy-looking seams near the arete. Load these up and continue on to an exposed, right-facing corner near the top and a pair of ringbolts.




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David Draper
Chattanooga, TN
David Draper   Chattanooga, TN
Slab aretes are generally evil, but this one protects better than it looks, however the belayer needs to stay on target. There is a bolt, but it helps little and kind of throws the line off. Jan 2, 2009
Jeff Mekolites
Jeff Mekolites   ATL GA
Agree about the bolt...would be better a touch higher and right. Also, this was covered in lichen. Jan 25, 2009