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The Fridge Arete 

Hueco: V4+ Font: 6B+

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
Season: Whenever it's dry
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Submitted By: jonah on Mar 6, 2006

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Fridge arête. So good, technical and balancy with...

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Climb the obvious steep arete of the Fridge boulder, using slopers, pinches and body tension. Finishes with a really fun toss to a knob and a rockover up high.


It is the obvious, overhanging arete on the NW side of the boulder.


2 pads are nice. The throw to the knob is a little heady, but the landing is fine.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Fridge. Showing fridge arete.
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By Kevin Peter
May 10, 2012

AKA "Fridge Right", From Kelly Sheridan's guide Central Washington Bouldering.
By tanner jones
Nov 3, 2013
rating: V5 6C

one of my all time favorites -- this thing is spectacular. the beta that worked for me was cold temps and a high right toe, as opposed to the heel hook. there's an intermediate left hand bump before the good buldge/knob.
By Alan Zhan
From: Seattle, WA
Feb 24, 2015
rating: V4+ 6B+

super rad, super hard. Haven't done it yet, but so close...
By Mike Brady
From: Van Diesel, OR
Oct 12, 2015

Fun but contrived
By BenJamN
From: Washington State
May 3, 2017

Mike Brady- how is this contrived? The line is to climb the arete using the holds on the arete. Feet are whatever works for you.

Definitely not easy when its hot. Its been done with heel hook to right or toe hook to the left by hooking it on the block of the fridge center.

For what its worth this was first climbed in the mid 90s sans pads.
Although the tree that used to exist near it provided some rigid-support (i.e ankle twisting potential).

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