Mighty Arete aka Dicey Prow
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Matty G desperately holds on to the arete.
This is one of my favorite problems at Carter, reminiscent more of the steep, crimpy lines at Hueco Tanks than most Dakota fare.
It can be ass-started for the full V5 grade, or done from a stand-up at V4.
Begin low and left of the crack line in the center of the wall, sit-starting on incut slots/crimps. Pimp up tinies for a move or two, slap left to the arete, then power up for better holds, including a fractured-looking but seemingly bomber flake. Mantel over to finish, watching for loose rocks over the lip.
A crashpad or two.
|Comments on Mighty Arete aka Dicey Prow
|By Jeremy Franz|
From: Berthoud, CO
Apr 29, 2009
Aka Dicey Prow according to Benningfield.
|By Joshua Merriam|
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 26, 2010
I don't know where there used to be a good flake on this problem, but I found it very difficult. Starting laying down under the main features of the wall, I pulled up to a crimp sidepull and then a big move out left to a nice crimp incut. Then a good heel allows getting to the pebbly crimp in the middle of the face, and another big move to the arete. Now I couldn't put the moves together, but releasing and moving the feet was Hard, and the only move left seemed a big move with the right hand to a pebbly spot at the top of the arete (this is the move Matt G is holding in the picture). Maybe that is where the flake used to be? This is harder than V5, at least the way I thought it went.