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Darwin's Arete 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
FA: Buzzell
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 182
Submitted By: Eli on Oct 7, 2015

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Awful picture, but it shows the Line and the bould...

Description 

Sit start with your hands on a large jug low on the right side of the arete, almost where it meets the birch tree. Your feet will have a nice rail pretty low, and almost close to where the boulder meets the exposed water. Slap up to a decent right hand sloping crimp (crux) and reach high to a rounded edge for your left. Crank up jugs to the top.

Crawling from a just above a puddle to topping out upright on two legs is quite the evolution!

Location 

This route is located on the Swamp Boulder, the smaller boulder you will see on the way to the cut boulder.

Protection 

Pad/Spotter


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By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
From: CT
Sep 17, 2016

Broke a hold off... Nice big hold now. V2
By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
Sep 17, 2016

I changed the rating, glad you're out there And thanks for the update!
By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
From: CT
Sep 18, 2016

We actually switched the site to show the consensus rating rather than the originally rated grade earlier this year so you dont need to update things going forward. Thanks for posting this spot. Nice little spot to spend an hour or two.

Also beta is now, start on jug, throw for big hold on face, then finish up arete.
By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
Sep 18, 2016

What even brought you to the cut? The place is basically a choss swamp
By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
From: CT
Sep 22, 2016

A reasonable question... gf lives in Hanover and was on my way up with an extra two hours to spare. Wanted to boulder and this place was closest place I could find.
By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
Sep 22, 2016

Sorry about that! There may be some boulders over by the ice climbing area "Holt's Ledge" at the Dartmouth Ski Jump. I recommend checking it out next time you're up there and maybe even documenting what you find if it is worthwhile at all.

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