The Arete

1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
 E3 5b

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22m. The long and impressive arete is steep and intimidating, sadly some of the rock is a bit soft. Avoid the initial bulge on the left then pull back right to a resting ledge. Continue up the scary upper section (runners to the right) to an easier finish.
FA. (in two bits) Al Evans 1976 (in one push) Jim Burton 1977

USER COMMENTS

The real first ascent of this was by Gabe Regan, solo, after my early probings, I'm sure that was before Jim did it.
The Arete - 09/Jun/03

OMG my second Al Evan's route (sorta), that's it, I can retire now! Another good route, definitely E2 (you can fiddle in loads of wires by the rusty peg in t' ledge and it's only 5a-ish above that), maybe 5c (thin crack is hard), and surely ** (good adventure).
Fiend - 17/Aug/03

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