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Northwest Arete 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bernard Gillett, 2005
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Submitted By: Rich Kelly on May 8, 2012

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Joe in the business, following the NE Arete on Des...


Start on the left end of the west ledge (just left of Oasis Red). Go up easy rock heading for the nice looking slab with a crack running up it. Continue up this crack to where the wall bulges and continue through the bulge (crux, good hands) to awkward moves moving right to gain a stance above the bulge. Move left around the corner to the north face and climb up the easy crack that lies just left of the NW arete to the summit.

Rappel from Elanor's chains.


Standard rack up to #3 Camalot.

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 22, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Pretty good climbing and gear - not as hard as appearances might suggest. Great as a single pitch.
By Dankasaurus
From: Lyons, CO
Jul 26, 2015

Small hands make this harder.

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