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Son Volt Arete 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: (TR) Matt Beebe and Dave Mayville, FL: Tom Murphy and Tony Sartin, October 2006
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Murf on Nov 4, 2009

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Tony just past the crux.


Climb a shallow easy crack (1 bolt) to a shelf. Clip another bolt and move directly onto the arete. A series of powerful and technical moves to the next bolt comprise the crux of this route. A few stances help control the pump, topped with a tricky ending. Quite short, but with almost zero approach and easy off anchors the Son Volt Arete has alot to offer.


The Foundry is comprised of a number of small formations described in Joshua Tree West. The Son Volt Arete is the line just right of Little Lieback on the Foundry East Face. Start down and right of the large boulder that sits at the base.


5 Bolts to Chain Anchors

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By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Nov 10, 2009

Years ago, I put in an anchor on this climb, top roped it (hang-dog style), and put in the first bolt on the lead with a hand drill. I intended on finishing the route, but after top roping it and seeing it was too much route for me, I lost interest. Tony and Murf finished bolting it, and sent it.
By dickcilley
Mar 25, 2015

Nice route. Definitely worth doing.

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