Southeast Arete Climber's Log

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Deb - Apr 12, 2015 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2015

Stellar Climb!  Sucess!

Our day went very smoothly despite poor beta on directions to camp, trail to Lion's Ledge and descent - no issues for us! The exposed 5.6 sections did get me a bit tense on lead but we loved our climb and properly rejoiced when we returned to our vehicle.


asmrz - Dec 17, 2012 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2003

What a place!

Robert Somoano, Penelope May and I climbed the classic SE Arete of Babo on April 5th 2003. Had a great time climbing the 4 1/2 pitches (we had 60 m ropes) and scrambled up the rest. We decided to rap the route, a distinct mistake as it took us almost 5 hours to do so. The strong, cold wind from the south, didn't help. Fortunately, the ropes got stuck only once. We would recommend the route but not the rap. Try the Forbes route down instead.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Sep 30, 2007 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 1999

A great, fun climb  Sucess!

Also went up the 18th of December in 1999. In December, there was a bit of snow on top and when rappelling down the Forbes Route.

highice - Feb 1, 2007 6:58 pm

nice!  Sucess!

fun climb and as fast as we can...incoming weather. simul climbing sped up the works and we were down in time for many beers.

kentlawrence - May 9, 2006 12:36 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2006

LOSE A SHIRT???  Sucess!

Summitted from Forbes. Rapped the ArĂȘte. At the very bottom
of the first pitch, I found a purple climbing top. If you can describe it to me, I'll mail it to you.


tdoughty - Apr 18, 2006 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2006

SE Arete  Sucess!

From the West campground, up good, but overgrown trail. Well beaten-out trail along south side of rock along lion's Ledge to start of route. Worth the couple of minutes to go around the corner, before you head up, just to check out the East face. Some pitches easily linked. Seems like all pitches have a little technical climbing, then lots of scrambling to the belay point. And then more scrambling to the base of the last, short pitch (fixed pin gone?). Last pitch passes easily left of stacked blocks on the arĂȘte along a ledge about 6', then up past a horizontal crack (good pro) and ledge (8'), then back right and up to tree. Long scramble to top. Many presents left on top. Down Forbes route. 13 hour day, car to car (recovering from illness) wonderful day. No clouds, light breeze.

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