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Clearcoat Arete

V3, Boulder, 12 ft (4 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
FA: Caelan Sims
Pennsylvania > Southeastern Lo… > E Branch Brandy… > Whittaker Trail… > Clearcoat Face

Description

The best climbing in the clearcoat area, but by far the worst landing. Start with hands in chunky opening on the left face. Swing/slap up to an edge around the right side of the face. Heel hook wide right to allow you to pinch the polished arete and then bump your right hand to a bad 2 finger uncut edge. Open those hips and get a high foot to stand up.

Location

The arete of clearcoat face

Protection

2 pad minimum, spotter

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Clearcoat Arete [V3]
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Clearcoat arete, a great climb with a terrible landing.
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