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Two Aretes Are Better Than One 

Hueco: V1 Font: 5

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V1 Font: 5 [details]
FA: David Tennant
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: David Tennant on Jun 21, 2014

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  • Description 

    This route starts on the boulder just to the east of the boulder with the problems North Star and Reach For The Stars.

    This route ascends the north face using both the west and east aretes.

    Start on the right, west arete and make your way to the top of the face, staying on the north face. Pull up onto the top of the boulder and continue up the easy ridge to the very top of the boulder.

    This boulder was extremely dirty, so most of the important holds and the aretes I cleaned off. It's more than possible this has been climbed before but definitely not any time recently with the amount of dirt and lichen that came off. If you know the history, message me and I'll update the route.


    Hike into main area of the Lower Satellites by following the signs to the Third Flatiron. When you get to the A-7 Boulder, go around to the east side toward the V8 Face Full of Brian. From Face Full of Brian, go 15 yards east into the talus to an alley that runs east-west between a few boulders. From there, drop around to the north of the main large boulder (Reach For The Stars and North Star are on this boulder) that's on the left of the alley. Two Aretes Are Better Than One is located on the boulder immediately to the east of the previous boulder and ascends the north face next to a pine tree and a fallen block from the boulder.

    Alternate Direction: This is a more direct way. Once at the Girl Friend Boulder, go around it to its east side, look southeast and you should see two boulders with a pine in front of the second one. That second boulder is Two Aretes Are Better Than One, and the first has North Star.


    Crash pad. The landing is pretty good to the left, east part, but the right, west, start is the worst with a small block than has fallen off the main boulder, that provides an uneven landing.

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