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Defcon Five

5.11a, Trad, 90 ft,  Avg: 3.8 from 4 votes
FA: Rob Robinson, Tim Cumbo - 1985
Tennessee > Tennessee Wall > T-Wall East


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
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] Agree about the bolt...would be better a touch higher and right. Also, this was covered in lichen. Jan 25, 2009