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6. The Arete Area

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6. The Arete Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Jul 26, 2016


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BETA PHOTO: The Classic "Business Trip"


The area further right of "Surveyor's Route / The Flake" and "Berliner".

The Matt Bowman "guide" lists 6 routes in this area, (# is route# in guide) L-to-R they are:

(16) Chuck Taylor All Stars 2 pitches ( 90ft 5.4 & 90 ft 5.7) Access by traversing right on a narrow path, close to the cliff, that starts at the level of the base of Berliner.

(17) Lichen It 110 ft (single 70m rap) 5.6 3-stars in 3 star system - 40-50 feet down and right of Berliner/The Flake.

(18) Converse Rubber 5.9 1-star Is the CONTINUATION of "Lichen It". Start 110 feet up at the Lichen It 2 bolt anchor.

(19) Business Trip 170 ft ( 2 rope rap ?) 5.8 3-stars 40-50 feet right of Lichen It

beyond the lowest point:

(20) Birthday Boy 100 ft 5.9 2-stars - A clean slab 100 - 125 feet right of Business Trip. About 1/3 of the way there, (about 30-40 ft right of B.T.) you'll pass a dirty slab with one bolt.

(21) Sneaker Slab 110 ft 5.1 Continue past Birthday Boy (the trail become less distinct, but generally is only 10-15 ft from the slab) for a while (200 ft?) You'll pass by "Sneaker Direct" (My name for an unprotected slab that looks about 5.4-5.5) until you hit a small water course. Take this up a few steps to a flat dirt ledge at the base of Sneaker Slab. 2 bolts to an anchor.

Getting There 

Continue right on the climber's path towards the low point.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 6. The Arete Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 6. The Arete Area:
Lichen It   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Business Trip   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   
Birthday Boy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Business Trip

Business Trip 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New Hampshire : Great North Woods Region : ... : 6. The Arete Area
Climb #19 in the Bowman GuideOne of the nicest, if not THE nicest, climbs on the cliff! START- Follow the path down to the toe of the cliff to a nice base "staging area". A clean grey slab with 2 bolts down low. To the left is a dirt ramp leading to a birch tree, to the right a pine tree about 40 ft up. High above is the arete, the key feature of the route. P1 - Thin, bouldery moves (5.8- / 5.8) lead past the two bolts. Step right to a thin curving flake (pi...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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