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Ectomorph Arete S 
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Ectomorph Arete 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Matt Behrens
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Submitted By: Joseph DeGaetano on Jun 10, 2012

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The arete just left of Narcissist is easily overshadowed by its more famous neighbor but if you find yourself in the area you should give this line a chance. Bouldery moves give way to a good rest. From the rest you have to negotiate one more hard move and then keep it together for the chalkless roof/face above. It only had one usable anchor as of 6/7/12 so I advise heading over Smiling Jacks anchor to lower and clean draws from.


Left of Narcissist



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By ChrisHau
Jun 17, 2014

As of 6/15/14, the anchors are rusted to the point of uselessness. There's an oval carabiner at the last bolt from which I lowered.

This is actually a pretty fun route that would benefit from some new bolts and a good cleaning, particularly in the section past the crux and the black chalkless face above. The arÍte moves at the beginning are satisfyingly powerful, leading to a tricky and committing reach/deadpoint off of very small holds to a sloper.
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