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5.8+ Arete

5.8, Sport, 80 ft,  Avg: 2.6 from 8 votes
FA: unknown
W Virginia > Smoke Hole Canyon > Guide Wall > Sunshine Wall (Guide…


Climb the pocketed face just left of the arête past two bolts to reach a ledge. Clip third bolt from ledge, which may be difficult to spot from the ground. Move out to the right side of the arête to a tree on the ledge and continue up the right face past four more bolts. Climb up to second ledge, clip fourth bolt and push through the technical crux to reach two more bolts and anchors.


Route starts at corner/arête just left of cave, and is the first route reached at Sunshine Wall (Guide Wall) from the climber's trail.


Six bolts. Two-bolt anchor.