This route ascends the prominent arete on the right side of the Southeast face of the Cleaver, just left of the giant split in the mountain.
FA Scotty Nelson and Nate Ricklin 7/11/2008
The line of the SE Arete is shown in red.
See info for The Cleaver
Start in the gully on the right-hand side of the face. A big chockstone near the bottom of the gully is a good place to rope up.
P1-P2) Pull over the chockstone and climb up the left side of the gully, skirting around the right side and to the top of the prominent white pillar, to a large ledge. (4th and easy 5th class)
P3-P5) Climb the arete for three pitches following cracks on the left side (5.7) to the summit ridge.
Following the 4th pitch of the SE Arete
Standard Sierra rock rack.
After tagging the summit, scramble down the backside of the face northeastward to Tulainyo Lake. Descend Cleaver Col.
Descending from the summit
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