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84 Beacon Street T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bunker Hill S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Foreplay/Longtime S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Heartbreaker S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Sidewalk Sam S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southie Boyz S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Steve McCorkel
Page Views: 924 total · 29/month
Shared By: Steve McCorkel on May 29, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This striking arete, high on the southern flanks of Boston Peak, can be seen from the highway to the west.

Start to the right of the obvious, bolted slab route, Heartbreaker. Pop around to the right side at the fourth bolt (between the 4th and 5th) to arrive at the base of the steepening arete. Climb to a good shakeout, and proceed past four bolts of some of the best arete climbing for miles and miles.

Protection

14 bolts and a two-bolt/chain station.

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Ben Scott
Fort Collins, CO
  5.13a
Ben Scott   Fort Collins, CO
  5.13a
When you decide to tackle a route that has been authored by Steve, you are guaranteed two things: 1) the climb will be aesthetic and striking, and 2) it will have a level of intimidation and technical mastery. This route is no exception, and it blows my mind that there are routes like this in the canyon I had yet to see with my own two eyes.

Don't procrastinate this route, slog up the hour plus hike, and stare in awe. Nov 21, 2016