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Kelly's Arete 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: Kelly?
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Submitted By: Aeon Aki on Mar 30, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Warm-up Boulder L->R Road to Nowhere V0 Riversi...


SDS on big edges and go more or less straight up. The topout can be tricky for some.


downstream from the "Rail" (also called the Angler) through the first patch of trees. There are many V0-V2s on the north face and Kelly's Arete is the obvious line on the eastern most edge of the boulder.


crashpads and some spotters will make you feel invincible.

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Clearly not breathing
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Michael Madsen Kelleys arête
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Moving to the top
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Dave finds the key pocket and pulls the crux moves...
Rock Climbing Photo: Kelly's Arete, Joe's Valley.
Kelly's Arete, Joe's Valley.
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Nearing the top on Kelly's Arete!
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By Bad Sock Puppet
Jul 12, 2009
rating: V5 6C

The start takes some getting used to since there aren't any feet. Work up til your right hand lands in a crappy crimp and then get your feet on really bad nubs. Kelly's Arete is slightly easier if you're shorter since you can get your left foot up to a better hold. The topout is easier than it looks.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Aug 9, 2009

Felt like the crux was a dead point below the top out. Like Sock Puppet said: The top out isn't bad. Super fun problem! When I sent this it was such a great moment for me that I refuse to even touch the line again. I don't ever want to ruin that memory.
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 3, 2011
rating: V5 6C

Crux is dealing with that crimp and bad feet. I found to topout to be not too difficult, however thoroughly engaging.
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Apr 6, 2013

By craigy
Jun 8, 2016

Don't use the use heel hook start.
Do use the slopey right foot to go for the pocket and not the glazed mini horn. (shorty beta)
Rail #2 has the best pocket for the topout (the one on the left)

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