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Emancipation Arete 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 130'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Ken Trout, Marsha Trout
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Mar 17, 2013

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Ken engages the arete, belayed by Marsha Trout on ...


This fun route ascends clean, exposed, alpine granite. From the bolted belay, climb onto the arete and follow it up to an engaging face that tops out on a beautiful ledge system.


Approach by climbing the stellar 5.7, Lincoln Lake Apron. From the last belay, traverse left to a bolted belay station at the base of the arete (red and yellow dotted line on topo).

It is also possible to rappel 30 meters from the route's summit anchors to a ledge, above and left of the bolted belay, with a separate anchor. From the ledge, three or four bolts connect to the headwall, bypassing the arete.


Bolts to fixed anchors.

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By Crag Dweller
From: New York, NY
Aug 3, 2013
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

A good, very well-bolted route. Felt a little stiff for 10-. There is also a bit of exfoliation still occurring so don't be surprised if that little edge you're holding on to breaks away as you pull on it.
By KyleT
From: Lakewood, CO
Aug 10, 2015

As a heads up when belaying, there will be some rope drag low on the route (between bolts 2 and 3) where you step on to the arete if you're not heads up, and your climber falls high on the route, they risk a big fall over the roof into the slab below, which is out of sight to the belayer. A better alternative is to move to the anchors around the corner, you can't see them from where the route starts, but at the third bolt look down and left.

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