The Arete

2 Stars

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A rambling classic up the ridge which has a mini-Alpine feel. It is a bit of a one-move-wonder, but well worthwhile despite that.<br/>1) 6m. Climb to a belay on the ledge below a step.<br/>2) 20m. Tricky and exposed moves above the left edge of the ledge then relatively easy ground leads all the way to the top.


A fine exposed climb. Do not attempt it in strong wind... Only 2 tricky moves one balancy and one steep.
Colin Watts - 06/Mar/02

A superb line, rather let down IMHO by the inconsistent difficulty - a bit of a one-move wonder.
Simon C - 09/May/02

definatly a one move wonder but worth it. bit of a let down at the end. more like a vdiff than hvd3c (hvd3c in The Roaches difinitve guide)
comeclimbwithme2 - 31/Dec/05

As stated above, not a climb for bad weather. As a beginner myself, climbing this as a vdiff then getting to the crux was a little offputting. But once around and over, it gives for a hvdiff (My partner is experienced of 8 years and agrees its more like a hvdiff or harder. But check that adrenalin rush wayheyyyyyyyy!
kev brosnahan - 31/May/06

My first ever trad climb :) Its quite exposed so was thrilling for a 1st traditional lead, even though it wasnt a difficult route! The wind can be a bit off putting however!**
nicola evans - 01/Aug/09

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