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Arete Horizon 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chris Bastek & Eric Agaciewski (March, 2004)
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Submitted By: Hendrixson on Apr 11, 2009

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A great climb; similar to Pocket Puzzle and Pocket Party in style. Getting off the deck (first 2 bolts) is the crux. I stayed left at the beginning, which is easier, but may not have been in the spirit of the climb.


Immediately to the right of Pocket Puzzle. #37 on Marty Karabin's "Road Area" (9/2008) pocket guide. Look for the orange bolts.


9 bolts. Anchors.

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By Sonnabend
From: West Saint Paul, MN
Sep 28, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route is better than Pocket Puzzle. Thanks to Chris Bastek for giving me a guided tour of the ponds and putting me on this route. I did this one about 20 minutes after Pocket Puzzle both are great.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Mar 11, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Yes, this is indeed better than Pocket Puzzle! Way more fun and actually thoughtful -- not that PP isn't that, it's just that this one is more than just a great workout.
By jeffrey c gibson
From: pheonix az
Nov 8, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Agreed much better then pocket puzzle,with a little more exposure.
By Micah Kurtz
From: Denver, Co
Nov 3, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route is so fun! The crux I think it getting to the second bolt. The overhung part after the huge ledge is cruxy also but you have a great rest before it.
By Jonathan Myers
Dec 3, 2012

Fun route. Here's some gopro action.

By Daniel Slosky
Dec 29, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

The route above the second bolt is 5.9 and fun with a couple good rests. The climbing up to the second bolt felt more like a V1 boulder problem (5.10+) and was really tough for the 5.10 followers in my group.
By Joshua Munoz
Apr 9, 2016

The crux is for sure at the start. After that it turns into pocket puzzle 2.0
By Bobby Anderson
Feb 25, 2017
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

awesome route with cool moves and beautiful exposure to the canyon. First two bolts are tougher than the rest. Nice little mini cave about 2/3 of the way up.

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