REI Community
Valdez Glacier Campground
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Columbine Arete S 
Dragon's Teeth S 
Jungle Boogie S 
Lazy Days S 
Monarchy S 
Mosquito Mission S 
Nibblen' No-see-ums S 
No Floss Necessary S 
Route number 1 S 
Route number 2 S 
Route number 3 S 
Route number 4 S 
Route number 5 S 
Route number 6 S 
Route number 7 S 
Shits and Giggles S 
Trim the Bush S 
Unknown S 
Unknown 1 S 
Wet Finish S 

Columbine Arete 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Weber??
Season: Summer
Page Views: 64
Submitted By: dsmit on Feb 9, 2013

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (4)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Columbine Arete may be a little harder than it loo...


This great little route is a gem for the area. It is one of the more sustained lines around. Easy climbing past a couple of bolts leads to the first crux. Hard crimping or a dyno leads to a mini-jug. From the jug, do some intersting slab moves with little in the way of feet. Once you mantle up the slab, pull a rooflet on dirty rock to the anchor.


This is located on the first wall from the trail, just left of the rightmost 5.9. Look for the columbine flowers:)


QDs + 2 bolt anchor.

Comments on Columbine Arete Add Comment
Show which comments
By L. Von Dommelheimer
From: Anchorage
May 27, 2014
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This is not a 5.10 unless you cut out far right to the jugs on the right side of the arete, staying on route keeps this climb real.
By weber907
Aug 23, 2015

Originally graded as 5.10c if climbed direct with out the left side back step to the flake or the jugs to the right.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About