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Napa Arete 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim Beyer
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Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Mar 25, 2011

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The crux is moving around the bulge.


This is a good route that is a great alternative to the first pitch chimney on Napa Valley. It has engaging climbing with great position on some solid rock. I recommend starting on the right side of the arete.


Start a few feet right of the first pitch chimney of Napa Valley. Either climb up the bushy crack on the right side of the arete and traverse on to the arete, or start on the right side and traverse in. The right is better but slightly harder and difficult to protect.


Draws, a few fingers, and if you go from the left a larger piece. There are two bolts on top.

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By Ralph Swansen
From: Denver CO
Mar 7, 2013
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

A real fantastic climb. The moves are all there but require some searching. Crimpy granite hands and feet. So fun!
By James Hicks
From: Grand Junction, CO
Nov 14, 2016

Pretty sweet route. We ended up taking the line in the 2012 picture. I think it enables you to protect the moves to the first bolt better, plus the climbing looked to be better that way. Just an FYI that a 70m will get your feet back on the ground, a 60m might leave you up the bushy gully a bit.

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