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Arbor Day 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a PG13 [details]
FA: Kevin Parker and Kelly Faust (1989)
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Submitted By: Fred Gomez on Oct 23, 2011

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If you enjoy the slab climb Freaky Stylee you are sure to enjoy Arbor Day. The difficulties of the climb greet you early on as you're forced to negotiate some balancy moves above a sharp little tree. Be sure to stay level headed as you clip an old rusty pin and make your way to a good rest. For the next few moves your hands are on good sidepulls while feet are on smears. After finishing this difficult sections look above you to see that you have another 15 feet of climbing to the last bolt. Finish by traversing another 10 feet to the anchor of Fragile Ego System.

This route is a little frightening with some bad fall potential. It might be smart to top rope the route off of Fragile Ego System before deciding to lead it.


This route is a couple minutes beyond Wild Seed. From Wild Seed pass under a series of climbs that travel through a low small roof. The slab just beyond the roof is where you'll find Arbor Day and Fragile Ego System.


4 bolts, 1 pin, shares an anchor with Fragile Ego System

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By Air Alexy
Oct 3, 2016
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13

I'm not sure how anyone gives this less than 3 stars. I'm guessing they didn't do the whole route. This entire thing is stacked with incredible, cryptic movement and challenging cruxes. It is also just a bit heady. It has it all. I think it is the most underrated sport climb at Fern. Get on it!

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