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Jingle Bells V0 4
Seam V1 5
Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 328 total, 4/month
Shared By: Emerson Takahashi on Aug 11, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

No real crux, climb the arete marked with drill scars.

There's a v4 variation of this arete that is to be climbed without using your hands called Papa Bells Arete.

Location

Obvious left leaning arete on the north side of the boulder.
Get down using the tree.

Protection

pad and spotter

Photos

bheller
SL UT
bheller   SL UT
I've never heard the arête called jingle bells before (I always called it the no-hands arête)...climbing it no-handed is a blast... it would be hard to grade due to its novelty, but I guess V4 is good enough. The west face (officially Slab V0) can also be climbed hands free, and it allows for a totally different experience at about the same difficulty as the arête. Nov 13, 2014