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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
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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).


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.


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