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Honeycomb Arete 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 165'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: applewood on Jan 28, 2014

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Description 

Honeycomb Arete 5.7+ *** 80-165' M (3-8b)
Climbs the arete and shallow corners at the left edge of the rusty tan lower face to the mid point rap anchors, or set of chains at the top. Can be done as one long pitch or just the excellent bottom half. This is also the descent route for the face.

P1 - 5.7+ *** 85' M (3b) - This is fantastic mostly trad climbing on great rock, with a high bolt protected crux. Begin at the lowest point of the arete on the left edge of the rusty tan face. A wide range of cams and nuts are needed. 2 chain anchors are the mid-level belay station (with an extra belay anchor beside them).

P2 - 5.3 * 85' M (5b) From the large ledge with the rap anchors continue to the top up the upper slab which is easy but worth doing for the classic mantle move, and as an easy way to the top of the face in one pitch. 2 chain anchors and an extra bolt are at the top lip.

Location 

Begin at the left end of the lower rusty tan face and climb directly up, angling left a bit to the slabby upper face.

Protection 

Mixed, a wide range of cams and nuts are needed throughout.


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