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Awsome Arete

5.11b, Sport, 50 ft,  Avg: 3.4 from 16 votes
FA: unknown
Wisconsin > Fishin' Crag (C… > S Faces


Amazing route like none other in Wisconsin. Moves straight up the arete, utilizes a bunch of heals to stop the barndoor, and lots of pinches and slaps up the arete. The crux comes up high with some thin vertical seams.


Located up and left of the mixed climb starts right on the obvious arete.


6 bolts, webbing and rap ring anchors.

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Knapp on Awsome Arete.
[Hide Photo] Knapp on Awsome Arete.
Tony B.
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The route follows the arete on the left skyline past the two roofs.
[Hide Photo] The route follows the arete on the left skyline past the two roofs.
SteveZ rapping off the arete.
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JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
[Hide Comment] Sorry, I can't claim this one. This was done before my time. PRetty cool though. Jul 16, 2008
[Hide Comment] This thing was a little heady with all the moss and sand, but if it get's some traffic I could see it being good. May 11, 2009
Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
[Hide Comment] Dobbe I should have warned you that it needs a good brushing. In the past the first guy up brings a big brush and cleans on the way up and down. Then it really is an awesome route... May 11, 2009
[Hide Comment] I should have guest you had the super secret beta that would make it Awesome, this was a fun place I will be back for sure. May 12, 2009
[Hide Comment] No need for much brushing today. Bit easier than 11d probably 11b. I thought the hard part was getting to the clipping stance for the second bolt.

Flake jug is ready to pull! Please be gentle.

Slings on the anchor are unusable at this point. Next time I'm back I'll install chains. Jun 17, 2010
[Hide Comment] I added chains to the anchors for this yesterday. I have an additional chain I will pit on the 12 to the left next time I'm there. Aug 4, 2011
[Hide Comment] I forgot how awesome this route is! Laybacks and high-steps. Do it! Sep 1, 2011
Yueyang Meng
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
[Hide Comment] I have to say this is an Awsome Arete. Oct 3, 2017