This route begins in a sit down start on the inside arete of Flake 1. The left hand uses holds in common with Muddy Turtles and the right hand begins on a hold around the corner on the overhanging side of Flake 1. Begin for the left on the one inch horizontal hold also used by Muddy Turtles. Right hold is on a small break around the corner. Pull onto the problem. Make a blind slap with the left into the layback used by MT. Move right up to a more secure hold. Hike up the feet, stand up and then pop the right into a very small undercling on the right side of the arete. Make a slap with the left to a higher layback. Move the feet up again and then move up to the top same as GSP and MT.
This is two feet to the right of Muddy Turtles. While MT goes up the side of flake 1, Romano's Arete uses holds on both sides of the arete to ascend.