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Spike Arete 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Chris Dawson on Apr 6, 2001

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This is the aesthetic south prow of Spike Rock. I decided to be a dipshit and call it the "Arete", not completely sure of a designated name. The true problem starts all the way at the bottom of the arete and actually makes a move around the corner to get situated on the arete, but many people start on the good lieback holds. Feet are the key on this one, and if they cut, you're out of luck. A cruxy pull or two midway up the arete lead to good holds and the top. A worthy and extremely fun line. Feels like a highball.


A pad wouldn't really help you on this one. Nice to have someone spotting you, but a fall still may result in quite a tumble down the hill. I've never taken the tumble myself, but I've witnessed it, and you go a long ways.

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By richard berk
From: Denver, CO
Apr 17, 2002

This problem is traditionally known as "Cocaine Corner".
By Joe Keyser
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Apr 17, 2002

I would definately use a spotter here unless you are sure you'll make it. I took the "tumble into the bushes" a couple years ago, and wasn't happy about it...

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