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Nice climb follows the arete left of Entre Nous to the anchors above the main ledge. The second pitch continues up and to the right but is not quite as excellent.
P1: Seven bolts to a two bolt anchor. Shares anchors with Entre Nous which are past the ledge to the right. On a crowded day this could spell H-A-S-S-L-E; consider climbing it as one pitch.
P2:Two bolts to the anchor.
Amanda's first outdoor red-point
BETA PHOTO: The rope is on the route.
|Comments on Italian Arete
|By Anonymous Coward|
Apr 16, 2004
This is a nice climb for fledgling leaders (like me). Bomber hand and foot holds, especially around the bolts, instill confidence. Use the Tyrolean traverse to cross Big Cottonwood Creek. This will take you to the sport cave. A 100 yard walk around to the right of the cave puts you in front of the slips.
|By Lee Gitlin|
May 10, 2004
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
Lowering from the anchors will tend to swing you into the inside corner, left of the route as you look up. Have your belayer be careful and lower slowly, as this corner is heinous and jagged.
|By Pat Welsh|
From: SLC, UT
May 7, 2007
Fun route. cruiser climb on big holds and positive edges, with interesting moves. The crack/corner to the left is a fun easy 5.5 trad climb with fun layback moves.
|By Perin Blanchard|
From: Orem, UT
Nov 13, 2007
Incorporated ooo's comments into the description.
From: West Valley, UT
Jul 30, 2009
One of the few good 5.6's in the canyon.
|By Annie Naylor|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 24, 2012
Fun 5.6. Consider flipping your ropes around the arete and onto the face (entre nous) to descend.
Jun 13, 2013
A great 5.6!
Jul 15, 2013
exciting arete climbing. has it's own anchors now. barely made it with a 50m with a little rope stretch. lowering in the corner isnt too bad, just go slow.