Type: Trad, 400 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Andrew Mcdowell, Nathan Brown 2011
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Shared By: nbrown on Jan 25, 2012
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

This route (generally) climbs the arete of the popular "Hypocrites Corner". It involves 3 pitches of fairly hard and exposed climbing, and should be on the tick list of the arete aficionado.

I must credit Andrew for having put the final bit of work into finishing this route after we abandoned it at the end of last season. He also did the redpoint of all 3 pitches of this one.

P-1
There used to be 2 starts, a left one and a right one. The left one is now the start for "Clippidy Doodah". The right one is the standard way - it starts by standing in a rhodo branch and climbing up and slightly right on slab past a couple bolts to easier ground and a 3rd bolt. Move up and further right past a 4th bolt and over to the arete and some medium cams. Continue up the excellent arete past several more bolts to the great belay ledge and a bolted anchor.

P-2
Climb the obvious bolted line and then make the awkward crux moves rightward to large holds and a larger cam. Continue up and left on jugs past more gear, a bolt, and a slung horn to a stance. Make some final slabby moves up to the ledge and belay on bolts.

P-3
Move belayer to the right a little. Traverse up and right past 2 bolts to a short dihedral with gear. Step right onto the short arete past a couple bolts and the crux to easier ground. Continue up easier ground past a bolt and med cams to the top.

Location

Climbs the arete left of Hypocrtites Corner. Starts down and left of the actual arete due to a blank start, but traverses onto it at about 1/3 height.

Protection

normal sized rack up to #4 camelot (for 2nd pitch)

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