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Early Arete 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Rick Bradshaw & Rick Smith
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Submitted By: Shirtless Mike on Jun 12, 2006

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The pronounced crux moves are right here above the...


A great face and arete. Tricky start with thin feet and big moves. Pass this to a tricky and hard to read move off a ledge to some thin face. A hard move and tricky clip guards the anchors. Good rests save the day between the cruxes.


Between the trad routes Rock 'n Road and Up to Bat. To the right of the sport route Schmeming.


8 Bolts + Anchors

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By Wa3lt
Nov 26, 2006

FA by Rick Bradshaw and Josh Smith in 2000.
By Rick Bradshaw
From: Los Alamos, NM
Aug 15, 2007
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

The route was actually established and first climbed by Rick Smith and I. Although Josh has done more than his share of FA at Diablo.

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