Cardinal's Arete

1 Stars
 VS 4c

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This undercut arete has a steep powerful start which sees many floundering. It can be bypassed on the left at VS 4b. The delicate finale can be avoided on the right.
FA. Don Chapman 1951


The delicate finale is nice. Just layback it using the arete, and experience a true "Jerry Moffatt" feeling.
D. Varacca - 04/Aug/03

Gymnastic start (at least 5a) but much easier after that and overall more like Severe
chris_moor - 29/Mar/04

Worthwhile. There is still enough good climbing after the boulder problem start to maintain interest.
GrahamD - 17/Jan/05

The start isn't that hard (certainly not 5a), wall-bred climbers should romp up it.
Adrian Daniels - 25/Jul/05

Easy for VS even with the direct finish, more like HS 4c.
marrow of wrath - 18/Apr/06

ants ants ants ants ants ants ants!!!!!
Dohnny Jawes - 10/Aug/07

The start didn't feel anything like 5a, closer to an intimidating 4b. Why avoid the delicate finale (which probably warrants 4c)? You might as well avoid the strenuous start as well and turn the route into an easy severe.
Simon Caldwell - 19/May/08

The blocks in the middle part of this route are a little loose take care if pulling on them and if placing gear.
Andy Shaw - 12/Apr/10

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