Type: Trad, Sport, 40 ft (12 m)
FA: Jeff Baldwin, 2001
Page Views: 537 total · 4/month
Shared By: Boissal . on Aug 2, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

You & This Route

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Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details


There are 2 ways to tackle this striking arete:

The 5.11a intended line (I assume) starts on the left side of the beast. The name of the game here is long moves to small lichen-covered crimps with bad feet (you know the story with aretes, no matter which side you're on the footholds are always on the other). A couple of hard moves, a clip and a holy-shit deadpoint will get you to a good horizontal. Watch for choss, bring a brush, warm up your fingers, the start is for real.

The 5.easy (my estimate) way starts on the right side of the arete. The uber-blank face can be bypassed by stemming against a pillar until the same good horizontal can be reached.

After that it's cruiser climbing on increasingly large holds past 2 more bolts to the top. Once there take a second to ponder how such a good looking line can be so unrewarding. That is until you see the pics of yourself on it...


Maybe 150' left of the Good Medicine Prow, across a dark choss-gully and at about the same level sits this short overhanging arete.

Climb it then bring someone up to clean and walk off climber's left (east?) down a few shelves. A bit of downclimbing gets you back to earth.

More than adequate fixed protection

3 draws + something to set up a belay on the single bolt on top.
Bringing gear on Adore is about as useful as bringing it to the gym (read: not). Sure it makes you look cool in the pics and you can place anything from a .2 to a .75, maybe even a 1 somewhere, but really once you've clipped the 2nd bolt and the gear opportunities appear the holds are good and the climbing mellow. Go on, run it out, live a little.

If you want to lower/TR however, 1 or 2 green aliens or equivalent + long runners backup the lone bolt nicely.