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Ryan's Arete 

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

Type:  Sport, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ryan Lawson, Will Darin, Synne Chadwick 1997
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 20, 2006

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Start up the face/seam just left of the arete clipping older looking glue-ins for the first 4 clips. Veer a bit right through some odd polished rock and follow a dike for a bit before gaining the arete.
Once you reach the arete you will be clipping new bolts.
Follow the arete to a Fixe biner anchor.


The East face of Koala has a few newer bolted lines. This route is the arete about 200 yards uphill from the Thin Air area just before the rock becomes very overhanging.



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By mark d
Jun 5, 2006

this route, did feel difficult for the grade. it was originally led, mostly on gear.
By bryans
Jun 19, 2006
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

seemed pretty stout for the grade. great finish.
By The Farley
Nov 12, 2013

Hard pitch… felt like I was missing something.
By Rod J.
From: Bend, OR
Mar 9, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Starts out hard (after the 1st bolt) & gets harder all the way until the anchors. This is definitely a full grade above Buffalo Power (which is a solid 10c).
By Chris Winter
From: Portland, OR
May 24, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This is a great pitch and definitely sandbagged at 5.10c. The crack down low is positive and fun but the best climbing is right below the anchor on steep, technical ground with some pretty good fall potential. Check it out.
By Ranae
Sep 24, 2016

I'm glad others think this is sandbagged. Why is the consensus still 10c then? Come on, people. It deserves a D. A big ol' D.