Type: Boulder, 16 ft
FA: Eric Zieschie (sp?)
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Shared By: Tradiban on Jul 12, 2009
Admins: Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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Hard face.


Face right of off width.




Seth Carlson
Wausau, Wisconsin
Seth Carlson   Wausau, Wisconsin
This is not the pinball arete. Jul 13, 2009
This might be a V6 not sure on the name but Pinball is way right when you enter Burma road and is in a tight hole like area. Jul 13, 2009
It sounds like there are two pinball aretes. I think the name fits both of them by the looks of things. I don't like the pinball arete in the pit.........bad bad memories.... Jul 13, 2009
I agree, I changed the name to "Pinball Arete" from Remo's advice. Remo is full of shit. "Pinball Arete" is in "The Pit". I'll fix this.

Yea, Steve you took a whipper from the top of the real Pinball once. If I recall correctly Kelsen had just asked you if you were secure. LOL!

I also wiped out in the pit the other day, damn slippery shit! Jul 13, 2009
Madison, WI
Remo   Madison, WI
My bad fellas, thats what I was told back in the day. This climb is a hard one though. Jul 14, 2009
Paul Jones
Madison, WI
Paul Jones   Madison, WI
FA- Eric Z - when I topped out on it, I thought it was a must-do classic Jul 14, 2009
John W. Knoernschild   Wisconsin
This thing looked sick! Come fall, I'll be back here with a crew and some brushes, clean the crap out of this place, and send things! Things I say! Jun 1, 2011
thing looks hard...potential dyno/deadpoint project to the right off shitty horizontal seam Oct 3, 2011
Paul Campbell
Waukesha, WI
Paul Campbell   Waukesha, WI
This looks cool but wouldn't you be lay-backing right over that shelf on the right? Apr 29, 2012
chris tregge
chris tregge   Beersconsin  
It didn't look like the shelf would come into play that much on it. The shelf grows progressively larger out to the right, but is pretty minimal under the arete. Apr 30, 2012
Mr. Mix
Sauk City, WI
Mr. Mix   Sauk City, WI
This might be the best climb at Burma! Tall, sustained and committing with some really cool movement. She's all clean and chalked for the time being, so get on her. Shelf on the right never came into play. Oct 1, 2012
Ian CB
Ian CB  
Great problem and a little bit spicy. May 8, 2013
Ian CB
Ian CB  
I have also heard this has been called pinball arete. Here is a link to a video to get people to try this.

vimeo.com/65794324 May 9, 2013
Paul Campbell
Waukesha, WI
Paul Campbell   Waukesha, WI
Nice vid! This climb does look really good. I guess I was wrong about the shelf too; it seemed far away in the video. May 9, 2013