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Super Arete 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Gary Clark
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Submitted By: Jerry Cagle on Jul 4, 2006

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Description 

Online guide gives this a 5.8 for difficulty.

Location 

Far lefthand side of SuperSlab Wall.

Protection 

Bolts.


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Cody enjoying the dance up Super Arete on a crispy morning in May, 2008.
Cody enjoying the dance up Super Arete on a crispy...
Rachael moving up to more buckets on Super Arete. May 3, 2008.
Rachael moving up to more buckets on Super Arete. ...
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The position and exposure on the route are wild.
The position and exposure on the route are wild.

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By Larry Earley
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 8, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I believe Gary Clark bolted this route. Crux move is 8. Route mostly 5.7. Moving to first bolt no problem. Crux is between bolts 2 and three. A move near top also an 8.
By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
May 5, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Agreed, first bolt isn't an issue here.
By lance hadfield
From: tijeras
Jun 15, 2010
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

this is only a 5.7 to people solid on 5.10 if it had twice the bolts so you would not break your legs it might be the 5 star route it could be to the people at the 5.8 grade.
By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 15, 2010

This route was fun but a little run out for a 5.8 leader (if you don't have a good head). There are some loose blocks on the arete so tread lightly 3/4 of the way up. The clip anchors at the top are getting worn down. Maybe due to the amount its climbed or perhaps people are top roping trough the anchors. Please add draws to the anchor to save the clips.
By Logan Schiff
From: Brooklyn, NY
Mar 25, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Very fun route with good exposure and length. Could use another couple bolts, but should be safe with a careful belayer. I think a solid 5.8 leader would be fine on this as there is really only one 5.8 move between the second and third bolts. Top overhang move is fun too.

Sadly the weather got really bad as I was leading it and we couldn't do Clast Action to the right, which also looks great.
By Jimmy Buchanan
Jun 12, 2014

Easy climbing, but not for the faint of heart. Pretty slabby and big in certain places, would not recommend leading it to a climber who can't climb at least 5.10...