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Unnamed Arete 
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Home of the first routes developed at the Rough and Readies. This area has short steep lines, a stunning arete climb, and a nice corner system.

Getting There 

This area is currently the southern most developed area at the Rough and Readies.

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Original Area:
First Move   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Second Move   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Halitosis Monkey   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 35'   
The Paw   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 50'   
Unnamed Arete   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Original Area
A clean picture of the arete

Unnamed Arete 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a  NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : ... : Original Area
This is a spectacular, continuously overhanging pitch. It has no good rests and not one easy move. The rock is sharp and a bit crumbly in places, which is the only thing that keeps me from giving it 4 stars. It starts off with very steep, bouldery moves, then continues with less steep but more technical climbing up the arete. The climbing eases slightly once you reach the giant flake, but if you're like me, your arms are screaming by this point so things still feel quite hard. Lay-back for glory...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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