SW arete

Page Type
Route
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Trad Climbing
Season:
Spring
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
Very difficult
Rock Difficulty:
5.11d (YDS)
Number of Pitches:
5
Grade:
III

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SW arete
Created On: Apr 20, 2008
Last Edited On: Dec 2, 2009

Overview

This route ascends the arete that borders the light/shadow line in the primary image. There are a series of large huecos up high that could be used for gear/holds. The entire route overhangs some 50-100'.

Getting There

Same as the other TH, but traversing along the south side underneath the rock.

Route Description

Follow the scary arete to the top. Traverse east to the summit, descend NE gully route from bolted rap anchor.

Essential Gear

Pitons? Varying gear? Not sure, although I have heard rumor that one of the climbing guide companies (San Juan Guides?) has guided people up this route.

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SW arete

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Geography

Routes in Colorado

Parents

Needle RockRoutes