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Brian's Arete 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Brian Shelton
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Submitted By: D Argyle on Mar 13, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Brian's Arete. The high first bolt is marked. ...

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This has a good position on a prominent arete. The high first bolt can be easily attained by stepping onto the arete from the slab to the left.


It is the obvious line on the arete between Cat Piss slab and the gully behind Top Rope Spire.


5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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By JWolford
May 17, 2017

Super fun climb! The last bolt before the anchors is hard to see when you're on the wall, so it looks like you're in for a 20 foot run-out (which isn't super uncommon in the Springs!). Just keep following the arête with great feet and good hands, and you will see it as you round the bulge.
By Graham Montgomery
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jul 12, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

WOW!!! I went over to Company Wall this morning looking for a quick couple climbs before work (usually go to The Garden, but the rains yesterday kept me away). I have never done any of these, but I have to say this is one of the most fun lines I have climbed here in Cheyenne Canyon. The 5.9 climbing is all between bolt 2 and 4, and the rest of it is 5.7/5.8. If you are looking for a quick, single pitch climb, I highly recommend this route.

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