Avg: 1.8 from 9 votes
|Type:||Boulder, 15 ft (5 m)|
|Page Views:||793 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Sean Kurnas on Nov 16, 2015|
|Admins:||BDalhaus, Brad Fauteux, Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
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Start with your hands low in a slopey seam (with your right hand where your left hand might start for the neighboring "Jon's Arete"). Move up and left to a climbing gym style crimp that is unfortunately located behind a tree. Continue up the slanting crimp rail and top out as per Jon's Arete.
The crux is probably avoiding the tree. If you or your clothing touch it, even a little, your send is worth nothing. Your friends are spotting you, but they are also waiting to yell "dab!" at the slightest contact.
This climb feels a grade or two easier than Jon's Arete and would be the more natural line if it weren't for the tree.