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YDS: 5.13d French: 8b Ewbanks: 31 UIAA: X ZA: 32 British: E8 7a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.13d French: 8b Ewbanks: 31 UIAA: X ZA: 32 British: E8 7a [details]
FA: Tommy Caldwell, June 1996
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Submitted By: Jonathan Siegrist on Jun 19, 2007

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This striking arete was originally a Mark Rolofson project, but was freed by Tommy Caldwell in the summer of 1996. Easily visible from CO Highway 7, this route begs to be climbed. However, due to a (mild) hike and some impossibly thin foot, and finger work, this route has seen less than half a dozen redpoints.

Begin the climb with a strange and difficult series of moves bending left over the lowest point of the arete (13a/b). Follow with ~40 feet of very enjoyable moderate climbing to a hard (12d) move sequence over a small roof. Finish the route with a ~10 move (13+) puzzle on small grips and invisible feet. Classic.


11 QD, 2 bolt anchor. Could use some very small gear for the first 20 feet of choss.

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