Fishhook Arête crux

This steep headwall is the 5.8 crux of the Fishhook Arête. From what I gather from the guidebooks (seems quite possible, too), one can traverse L here, then back up to the arête, bypassing the headwall. I would recommend sticking to the ridge itself- the rock is quite clean overall, there are a multitude of options, & you're climbing the Fishhook Arête, for cryin' out loud! 5 August, '6 Photo by Aaron Schohn

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MichaelJ

MichaelJ - Sep 27, 2006 1:39 am - Hasn't voted

To crux or not

Following Supertopo, I went more to the left (and wasted a lot of time picking out a line). The devious cracks I followed had a couple of 5.9 moves and evidence of previous parties (two bail slings and finger tape in a crack). I agree that the routefinding here was probably the crux of the climb, but I found the lieback on the hand crack below the summit to be the most exciting technical move. How did you find that final pitch?

Diggler

Diggler - Aug 7, 2007 1:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: To crux or not

Last pitch was great (liebacks & jams were really enjoyable), but I'd say this was the crux of the climb.

MichaelJ

MichaelJ - Aug 7, 2007 6:58 pm - Hasn't voted

cool

Good send.

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