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Skylight Arete 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Spring through Fall
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Submitted By: Dane Casterson on Jun 25, 2007

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Description 

Start up a mellow face past ten bolts to the anchors. For pitch two, step right and clip seven more. The third pitch is the best. Clip twelve bolts and while enjoying the easy arete and belay at the Ame's Way anchors. Not sure where the crux is, but it's all great climbing with bolts right where they should be.

Location 

This is the 10th route down the Pipeline. Look for the large pine up on a dirt ledge. The route is just down and right of the ledge.

Protection 

12 draws. More if you are going to combine pitches.


Photos of Skylight Arete Slideshow Add Photo
Following P3.
Following P3.
P2.
P2.
Leading pitch 3.
Leading pitch 3.
Pitch 1.
Pitch 1.
Westward view from atop P3 of Skylight Arete/Ame's...
Westward view from atop P3 of Skylight Arete/Ame's...
Mark Abbott at the top.
Mark Abbott at the top.
From the base looking up.
From the base looking up.
Starting P3.
Starting P3.
Ames Way is where the rope is and Skylight is on t...
Ames Way is where the rope is and Skylight is on t...
Nathan following P3 of the beautiful Skylight Aret...
Nathan following P3 of the beautiful Skylight Aret...
View from the top of the Skylight Arete.
View from the top of the Skylight Arete.
Rapping the 1st pitch w/ small waterfall to climbe...
Rapping the 1st pitch w/ small waterfall to climbe...
Following P2.
Following P2.
P2.
P2.
The conglomerate rock that Skylight Arete climbs. ...
The conglomerate rock that Skylight Arete climbs. ...

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By Kevin Greeley
Feb 14, 2009

Thinking about climbing this during the Bluegrass Festival this summer. Is it a rappel or walk off?
By John Peterson
Feb 15, 2009

Rap off.
By Kevin Greeley
Feb 16, 2009

Thanks for the info.
By Dakota
From: Gunnison, Colorado
Jun 14, 2009

Can I get away with a single 60m rope?
By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 23, 2009

You can get down with a 60m rope as long as you rap off the anchors from the 5.7 route on the left.
By Alex Wood
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Nov 14, 2012

You could easily walk off this route too, but then you would have to take the last section of the Via Ferrata back down to the trail/parking area. It easy enough to do, but then again rappeling is also easy.
By Mary Ellen Man
From: Midvale, UT
Jun 11, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I rapped down the first time and walked off the second time. I would recommend the walkoff, it is a lot of fun unless you are planning to climb more after.