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Sharpe's Arete (aka Thirsty) 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Sharpe? Matt Lloyd?
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Submitted By: mlloyd on Jan 24, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: M. Lloyd on the first ascent of Thirsty.


This is an old top rope (maybe??). When I found it, there were top rope anchors above, but they may have been for the other side of the feature. The climb takes the left side starting up a easy 5th class slab to an obvious horn, then head right to the arete before tackling the face, a hard crimp move leads to easy climbing above.


This is 100 feet left of Nautilus.


3 bolts.

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By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Feb 20, 2013

I believe this is Sharpe's Arete. I was up there about a year ago, and the middle bolt was missing.
By Andrew Riley
From: Yangon, Myanmar
Mar 24, 2013

There is another route in this area that climbs two bolts up to the middle of a face, then it climb three bolts horizontally across the face, and then it climb an arete to the chains. It looks like a really proud line. Anyone know what it is?/ what the rating is?
By Doug Redosh
From: Golden, CO
Apr 16, 2013

Andrew, it seems that you are referring to "Z is last...", at least your description matches that. It is listed on this website.
By climberboy228 Romano
May 5, 2013

Not sure why this is called Sharpe's seems the climb clearly stays left of the arete. This route seems like a very hard onsight for the grade, but with toprope working out the beta, it goes much easier. The onsight seems harder than 12a, but the toprope is probably ok at 12a. Not quite a one move wonder...this has about 10 feet of 12a...the first 50 feet is really easy and the runout top is about 5.9 but really good. Also, the clips were reachy, and I'm 6 ft tall.

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