Thankful Arete [Suggest Change]
Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|FA:||The Nevius Brothers|
|Page Views:||102 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||Drew Nevius on Dec 2, 2013|
Access Issue: This area is designated as Charon Details
Currently the the US Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing the Comprehensive Conservation Plan and reviewing activities for compatibility. Contact the Access Fund or the Wichita Mountains Climber's Coalition for more information on how you can get involved in keeping the tradition of climbing safe in the Wildlife Refuge. Use extra care to avoid doing anything to change the natural resources in any way.
Access Issue: Access is always an issue here. Details
Please do not litter and observe all regulations. We had to fight to regain access at one time, and we don't want to lose the privilege again. Local ethics and refuge regulations are that no bolting is permitted unless expressly authorized by the park. Leave the hammer and nails at home, no fixed gear please. Everything will go clean.
Description [Suggest Change]
You'll be feeling thankful if you finish this route without having to test any of the numerous questionable gear placements. Climb the fun arete on the left edge of the column with little gear until you can move right halfway up and climb over the blocks in the middle of the column. The arete offers fun exposure but this pitch is largely marred by the fact that there are little protection options and those that do exist are in fairly low quality or hollow sounding rock that isn't too inspiring.
Location [Suggest Change]
Starts about 25ft right of "Come and Get Your Love" on the 10ft wide east facing column. Get established on the middle of the column, then traverse left and move up the arete. Topout and hike left around a boulder and rap from the anchor of "Come and Get Your Love"
Protection [Suggest Change]
Single cams (no larger than a #3), medium nuts, and 2-3 slings for subtle "horn" edges on the arete