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E.P. Arete

5.11 A0, Trad, Aid, Alpine, 600 ft (182 m), 5 pitches,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: unknown
Idaho > Central Idaho > Sawtooth Range > Elephant's Perch
Access Issue: Please use WAG bags for human waste and pack it out! See request from the Wilderness Ranger in the Sawtooths. Details

Description

I have not done this route but it looks incredible from the ground. If anyone has pictures or a conditions report please add.

Location

This route exists on the blocky formation in-between The Perch and The Tusk.

Protection

Small wires and micro cams. See topo

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Formation in-between The Perch and The Tusk
[Hide Photo] Formation in-between The Perch and The Tusk
EP Arete
[Hide Photo] EP Arete
On top of the e.p arete
[Hide Photo] On top of the e.p arete
Old soda pop bolts still holding strong on the p2 anchors. Although aid, these bolts had us grinding out teeth. :)
[Hide Photo] Old soda pop bolts still holding strong on the p2 anchors. Although aid, these bolts had us grinding out teeth. :)
There is hope on pitch 3 just keep your eyes peeled or get peeled
[Hide Photo] There is hope on pitch 3 just keep your eyes peeled or get peeled
Cam stoked on the 11a thin crack
[Hide Photo] Cam stoked on the 11a thin crack

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[Hide Comment] This route ought to become more popular. Close to camp , short , can bail from any pitch. If you liked the first pitch of the Fine Line then you should enjoy this crux. There was a bad accident on this climb many years ago and it might have acquired an undeserved reputation for being dangerous. You will , however , want to feel solid at 5.11 fingertip liebacking. Mar 13, 2020