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Northwest Arete 

Hueco: V-easy Font: 3

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Consensus:  Hueco: V-easy Font: 3 [details]
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Submitted By: Jonathan Bent on Oct 21, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: "Northwest Arete" follows the arete wher...

Description 

Follow the Northwest (i.e. left-hand) arete up to the top. The route is not tricky, but keeping your head together for this moderate high ball is.

Start at the bomber sloper just around the corner for a satisfying lie-back. Stay on main face, or pass over the arete and climb the north face.

Climb down on back of boulder is a bit easier, especially if you follow the arete on the Southeast side, which has great hands.

Location 

At main face of boulder, look to left-hand side arrete. Boulder is very visible from trail, and comes just before Wave and So High boulders.

Protection 

Multiple pads if possible.


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By karl schmidt
From: Idyllwild, CA
Apr 1, 2014

To make a fun variation, start with a yabo sit start. Turns it into a V0+/V1 climb. Fun stuff