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Summertime Arete

5.8, Sport,  Avg: 2.5 from 4 votes
FA: Bob Branscomb, Kristi Stouffer, Jack Kay and Linda Hall. 80's
Oregon > Northeast Oregon > Spring Mountain

Description

Right side of arete 5 ft. right of Johnny Nowhere. Finish at rap hangers on ledge half-way up or keep climbing to reach another set of rap hangers after 5 more bolts "Endless Summer".

Protection

10 bolts to rap hangers.

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Route is far left side in this photo. Ghidra is the center crack with 3 variations at the top
[Hide Photo] Route is far left side in this photo. Ghidra is the center crack with 3 variations at the top

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bob branscomb
Lander, WY
[Hide Comment] I believe this is the route we called Summertime Arete when we did the FA in the mid-80s: Bob Branscomb, Kristi Stouffer, Jack Kay and Linda Hall. Mar 12, 2014
[Hide Comment] Second half of this route appears to have been chopped. You make it to the rap anchors after 5 draws, and there's a cut bolt to the left up the obvious arete.

So, instead you can look into completing one of the 3 options on the upper half of Gidrah, but be warned, many of the anchors over there have been chopped as well. See Gidrah for my comments there. May 11, 2015
Patrick Beeson
Portland, OR
  5.8
[Hide Comment] Bolts for the second half to top anchors are present and accounted for! May 28, 2017