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Raspberry Arete 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on May 14, 2011  with updates from Badger

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Hailey nearing the top of Raspberry Arete.


A fun lead up the greenish arete that tops out at the same anchors as Best Deal in Town and others. Fun easy climb! 2 rope rappel or intermediate rap station.


When you reach the fork in the trail near the handrail stay left for about 5-10 feet. Look for a chain bolt with a shackle on it with another bolt about 3 feet to the left . This bolt line is the start. It follows bolts to the top where you rappel off the right side to a single bolt anchor for the second rappel. Some scumbag swiped the hangar off the last bolt so it can be a little exciting at the end.


14 bolts, bring long slings to prevent rope drag. 2 bolt anchor with hugely long chain.

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By bergbryce
From: California
May 25, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I don't recall there being much 5.7 on this. Mostly easy 5th class with maybe a 5.7 move off or near the start. A fun route nontheless.
By Richard Shore
Jun 12, 2013

Mostly a bomb.. several grapefruit-sized chunks simply gave out uinder my body weight. Like it's neighbor to the right, I think this one is overrated.
By icic-jess
From: Breckenfridge
Jun 20, 2013

Richard, why do you have to make our routes sound so bad!? Ya, they are choosy! But that's what makes your labia and dick big. The true pioneers
of AK climbing established a lot of these routes and not in vein.
By dsmit
From: Flagstaff, Az
Jun 29, 2013

Why would you expect the climbing on the highway to be good? That's like expecting 5 star quality food from McDonalds. Take what you can get. Quality ratings are subjective, especially around these parts.
By CHopwood
From: Boise, ID
Apr 23, 2014

There is a ton of choss on this route. And intermediate rap station? Where? This route is about 45 meters, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense. My 70m got me down to a ledge, where I walked off, but I was still pretty unimpressed. Also the book says there is 12 bolts. 3 of the bolts towards the top are missing their hangers as of 4-22-14 so... That was a fun surprise as well. Thanks, whoever stole those.
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