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Routes in Big Arete

Anchors Away S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Bet Ya Can't Eat Just One TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hunger Strike TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lloyd Would Have Liked It S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Man Overboard S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: TR
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Kristi D on May 4, 2008
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

The exact route is unclear in the Carolina Climbers Coalition guidebook, but here is the route generally agreed upon:

Climb the center of the 30 ft. tall buttress that lies to the left of the base of the Big Arete area. Route appears to go over a little one-move roof and ends at the base of a pine tree in a crack (this tree makes it hard to top out on this climb).

Protection

Natural anchors. To set anchors, scramble up the chimney behind the buttress to set. On top, there is a tree and 2 large blocks about the size of a car motor. About 50 feet of webbing required. Try to avoid tying anchor to the poor little tree, use the blocks instead.

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Benandstuff
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Benandstuff   Winston-Salem, NC
 
This route is short and sweet. Fun features, good exposure, and a short approach to top-rope anchors (as long as you don't mind soloing easy chimneys).

Staying directly underneath the anchors makes the route more like a 5.8. Plus, you get to use the nifty protruding flake with a huge jug on it. Jul 6, 2015
There are now bolted chain anchors at the top. Jan 3, 2014