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The Minute Men Arete

5.11d, Sport, 80 ft (24 m),  Avg: 3.6 from 21 votes
FA: Jack Marshall Sam Owings
California > High Desert > Barstow Area > New Jack City > Box Canyon East > Fantasy Island


Starts just left of Fantasia. Follow silver hangers up the slab to a steep arete. This one is not over until you clip the anchors. Great route.


8 bolts to chain anchors.

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Jack high stepping on the Minutemen Arete.
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Art Morimitsu
Huntington Beach, Ca
[Hide Comment] The hero moves near the top of this route are outstanding. Mar 12, 2007
TJ Esposito
San Diego, CA
[Hide Comment] I pulled off a couple of big chunks and lots of scree from the right side of the middle of the climb and 'X'ed a bunch of big rock chunks that are still there. They look/feel pretty rotten and will eventually pull off if yarded or stood on. Wouldn't be a huge deal except the belayers for this and Fantasia don't really have anywhere to go if a hundred pounds of rock come crashing down. BETA WARNING: you don't need to touch the 'X'ed sections to do this climb in the most efficient fashion. Mar 17, 2013