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The-Aretical 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Scott Ayers, Jay Ladin
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Jan 24, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Gorgeous Tower North West face topo

Description 

If you are looking for a 5.11 arête, then this is your rig. Expect thoughtful climbing the whole way up. Originally done as a 4 bolt mixed route, it no doubt would have been too spicy for most suitors and was fortunately retro-bolted by the first ascensionist.

One of the best arêtes in the gorge.

Location 

The arete left of "Giveaway."

Protection 

8 bolts + anchors.


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By 426
Mar 26, 2007

Super arete and a good intro to the Gorge...
By Euan Cameron
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From: Mammoth Lakes
May 8, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I loved this route. Big moves at the start and tricky body english thereafter.

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