Type: Sport, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: Arjun Heimsath, David Sampson, Hanna Breetz
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Shared By: arjunmh on Oct 11, 2011
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Starts under the small roof to the south (climber's left) of Stellar Arete. Crux is getting established on the first bolt and getting through the next two. Taller people will likely have an easier time with these moves. They are crimpy and involve delicate face climbing. Up higher there are a couple easier cruxes such that the climbing is sustained. The FA did not stem or use the left facing big dihedral and the bolts up high are placed to draw the climb away from that corner. The line follows the upper vertical crack system and the moves are all there.

Lichenometry is a field of study that uses lichen growth to estimate the exposure age of exposed rock -- how long since the last rockfall cleared the face of any previous lichen growth. After many mouth and nosefulls of lichen while cleaning this route, it seemed an apt name!

Single line (60m) rap from the anchors of Stellar and Ducky.

Location

Just to the south of Stellar Arete, uses the same anchors as for Stellar and Ducky Butt Rub.

Protection

10 bolts.

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