Farcical Arete

1 Stars
 HS 4b

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The arete is climbed on its left side throughout and is unprotected. The start is the crux, and can be avoided on the right at 4a.


I must be missing something...this felt very necky to me. Certainly if its given 4a it has to be at least HS given the lack of protection.
Steve C - 18/May/02

If you fall off you can jump to the right to land up the hill. Not really that serious.
Dave F - 07/Apr/03

A much better route (and a bit harder at the start) on the left hand side all the way.
DaveF - 06/Oct/03

Can't possibly be S 4a. Maybe S 3c or HS 4a, I'd go for HS 3c. You can only jump to the right if you fall off in a controlled way, and unexpected slip would be nasty.
Simon C - 13/Oct/03

Agree with Simon. S 4a is a daft grade for a route that's all over by the time you can place a runner.
Crammy - 22/Aug/04

I agree with whoever said you can fall off the right safely all the way up, also the moves aren't that hard, HVD is about right
moomin lord - 19/Sep/04

A point to take into acount for these votes is that Dave F and moomin lord have climbed B7 and are almost certainly very used to controlled jumps. This is quite exciting for a Severe leader.
Steve C - 25/Nov/04

A nice route, maybe a bit bold for people inexperienced at the grade.
Iggy_B - 09/May/05

it's really only the start that's awkward, the rest is all jugs 7 nice layaways
Iain Thow - 17/Mar/07

Good eliminate left of this route - up centre of slab with no aretes - probably E2 5b
Andy - 13/Oct/08

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