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Routes in Profile Cliff

Birthday Bolts T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Natural High T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Numb From The Waist Down T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Syko's Arete T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tempered, Not T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Type: Trad, Sport, 160 ft
FA: Jon Sykes and Bill Keiler. 1996
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Shared By: E thatcher on Nov 19, 2009
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Probably the most aesthetic climb at Profile, Syko's Arete ascends the low angle rounded arete on the right side of the Natural High clearing.
The route starts pulling an overlap on a quartz dike with a pin in a crack. Above this two bolts and crimps lead to the crux, clipping and moving past the third bolt. After this there is one more bolt and then two options.
1.) Bail right to the first pitch bolted anchor of Birthday Bolts. You can then top rope or lower off from here with one rope
2.) Proceed past loose blocks up the arete to the second belay anchor for Birthday Bolts.

Location

On the right side of the Natural High clearing. Immediately left of Birthday Bolts and Beginning of the End.

Protection

The first section of the route is Rumney sport style bolted only requiring draws. If you are going to proceed to do the whole rope length a standard rack is required as well as two ropes, or two repels.
This route can also easily be top-roped after leading Birthday Bolts or Beginning of the End

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