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Commodus

5.10b, Sport, 65 ft,  Avg: 3.3 from 173 votes
FA: unknown
Arkansas > Horseshoe Canyo… > Roman Wall

Description

Great arete climbing with a few thin moves.

Location

The far left of Roman wall, obvious arete.

Protection

5 bolts

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Ron looking for the next bolt. Don't worry, that bolt was stick clipped, he didn't just skip the first 2 :P
[Hide Photo] Ron looking for the next bolt. Don't worry, that bolt was stick clipped, he didn't just skip the first 2 :P
Great route!
[Hide Photo] Great route!
Kevin contemplates attempting the 2nd pitch above Commodus
[Hide Photo] Kevin contemplates attempting the 2nd pitch above Commodus
Start on the left side of the arete and make your way up to the anchors just below the massive ledge.
[Hide Photo] Start on the left side of the arete and make your way up to the anchors just below the massive ledge.
The focus is real.
[Hide Photo] The focus is real.
Tommy climbing past the anchors for Commodus and going for Maximus (12a)
[Hide Photo] Tommy climbing past the anchors for Commodus and going for Maximus (12a)
Great route, nice weather.
[Hide Photo] Great route, nice weather.
AB on Commodus
[Hide Photo] AB on Commodus
Me on Comotus, Roman Wall, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Ark.
[Hide Photo] Me on Comotus, Roman Wall, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Ark.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Tradiban
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] The extension of this to the top is "Maximus" 5.12a. Mar 30, 2010
Brent Butcher
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] I felt the crux of this route was getting off the ground. After that it was smooth sailing. Oct 2, 2011
JD Borgeson
Little Rock, AR
 
[Hide Comment] beautiful, sharp arete that is on you from the moment you leave the ground. climber's love to bitch about the grade being sandbagged Jul 14, 2014
Spencer Scott
Kansas City, MO
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] One of the most classic 10 arete climbs at the ranch. Mar 26, 2015
Mark Orsag
Omaha, NE
  5.10a/b
[Hide Comment] Really high quality arĂȘte with beautiful perfect stone. A fifty-something like me can also get to the top, look up at Maximus (which is effectively the 2nd pitch) laugh loudly and head back to the ground... May 23, 2016
mbv Br
 
[Hide Comment] great route! The 1st bolt, as well as both anchors can rotate. could use a tightening up (I didn't have my wrench!). May 29, 2017
Brennan Vandyke
Carson City, NV
 
[Hide Comment] Neat arete with good rock and a great position. I had just lead horseshoes and handgrenades before this, and this felt more unstable to me so I had a bit of a harder time (It's just not my style). Still a fun, interesting climb! Mar 21, 2019