New, Tall Arete.

Mike Brady and I climbed a new tall arete on the east side of GTR, Geology Tour Road, just east of the Knuckleball boulder at the ground level. It’s maybe 25 feet with a nice jump off exit. We graded it v0 or v1. We both felt the slab start was likely the hardest part at probably 5.10?

Mike Brady exploring new rock. Mind the Gap, v0 or 1.

Here’s another perspective. To the right of the camera lies Battle of the Bulge.

The start’s a steep, shallow trough that climbs stair-like. There’s a boulder step-off, or a high starting point at the top of the slab. After Mike climbed it, I went up. I’d forgotten my camera, so Mike and Jill took pics as I climbed it a second go.

There are other tall lines that will go. Falls, not so good on many.

 

~ by r. mulligan on 2021/04/04.

3 Responses to “New, Tall Arete.”

  1. Getting the band back together, nice! By the time I free up to join you guys is will be 100 degrees out there.

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