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Surfboard

V4, Boulder, 10 ft,  Avg: 3.5 from 130 votes
FA: unknown
Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwo… > Boulders - Litt… > 5 Mile Boulders
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

(AKA: Double Arete) The Crux comes when throwing for the obvious flat section towards the top of the Arete. Small holds and feet lead to more promising climbing at the top.

Location

South East Arete

Protection

Pad

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surfin on the arete
[Hide Photo] surfin on the arete
Get barreled!
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Das craigers getting barreled!
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Surfboard Arete, spring 2009
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Riddler
Sammamish, WA
  V4
[Hide Comment] A few different ways to do this one depending on your ape index. Definitely a fun one that is worth doing again and again. Aug 8, 2008
[Hide Comment] This climb is known as the Surfboard Arete, for obvious reasons. Excellent V4. Aug 20, 2008
[Hide Comment] A hold recently broke on this problem. The "arrowhead" for the right hand near the start is no longer there, but it is now a flat edge. I personally don't think this changes the grade (maybe easier if anything). Mar 4, 2016