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Paisano Direct S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Sean Leary, Justin Sommers
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Shared By: Lurker on Jun 30, 2014
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The best route at the Aretes? For that matter, maybe the best route in northwestern California? Get on this thing and decide for yourself!

Long, steep, devious, and unrelenting. A few cruxes, with a lot of difficult climbing in-between. The first comes about 1/3 of the way up pulling past a couple of small pockets into a gaston. The second one involves moving left and around a bulge, out of a good pinch into some underclings/gastons. Third crux is a slightly scary mantle to the anchors. Full-value route on beautiful blue stone.


Fixed draws, lower-off anchors.


Climbs the shallow dihedral/bulges to the left of a large alcove.