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Breathless Arete 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Todd Graham (July, '02)
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Submitted By: Bryan G on Jul 19, 2010

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Breathless Arete

Description 

This is a great arete climb that starts off the loose ledge atop the first pitch of Patricia Lake Grack and makes for an excellent finish to that climb or for Sons of Liberty.

After a tricky start (side-pull the arete), hold your breath as you climb past an extremely wobbly flake. Then make some fun lieback moves off the arete to a huge jug which you then mantle. The exposure and incredibly cool climbing make this one of most unique climbs on the cliff.

Protection 

5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor


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By Dustin Stephens
Jul 4, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Really nice 60+m linkup with Sons of Liberty (aside from the ledge fall potential above bolt 1)
By Eric Fjellanger
Jul 17, 2013

This route has really cool movement and few enough bolts to be exciting.

Unfortunately the aforementioned wobbly flake is creepy as all hell. Be careful.