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Opal's Arete 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Matt Pennock on Aug 3, 2013

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Opal's Arete is the line in the center.


Classic climb that requires you wrestle a large refrigerator-like block. Crux involves slaps and minimal feet. Very fun.


Fully bolted sport climb and chains.

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By another Chad
Dec 13, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

This is such an awesome and memorable climb. One of my favorites.

FFA 2004 by Orion Watson & Sonya Kepler


^Edited to correct Orion's name.
By Orion Watson
From: Seattle, WA
Jun 25, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

The guidebook has a bit of a typo. My name is Orion Watson and Sonya Kepler is my wifey. She probably would have liked it if I took her name though. The extension above is Seahag Roof and goes at 12- and is equally fun. The late Opal ran the Food and General located just down the hill in Rhodie.

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