|The Big Wall
The Arete is a second pitch variation to Layback Route. Climb the first pitch of Layback Route to the pin anchor. Continue up the second and move left under the roof. Take the open book corner with a hand crack to a stance ledge. Move right onto the super exposed arÍte plugging gear in horizontals. Pull the lip to a big ledge with a bolt anchor.
Second Pitch variation on Layback Route
Bring A Rack to #3
jon g nearing the top of "the arete"
Jonathan Garlough leading The Arete.
Photo by Jam...
Jon leaving the belay ledge on the FA
The top of the Arete just befor the ancors went in
View of the pond from the top you can see Gunstock...
Lee Hansche On the Arete. Fantastic climb.
Jonathan Garlough & Lincoln Tetherly at the pin an...
Lee on belay and Loran following.
Jonathan Garlough belaying Lincoln Tetherly on The...
Jon and Lauren getting some sun on the Arete.
|By lee hansche|
From: goffstown, nh
Jul 5, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
the 1st pitch is a bit less classic but the money pitch is MONEY! great classic trad climbing! big roof, big corner, splitter cracks, exposure and an amazing view... i really want to come back and shoot photos of it :)
From: Hooksett, New Hampshire
5 days ago
The second pitch is one of the best pitches of trad I've ever done. Amazing climbing, very good protection (albeit thoughtful under the roof), committing moves, exposure, beautiful views on an aesthetic route... does it get better?
The first pitch (shared with Layback Route) was also quite fun, and the 5.8 3rd pitch was very good too. Very good protection throughout. Get on it!
I suggest walking off right or rapping a different route. Another party tried rapping with two 60m ropes and weren't confident that they would reach the ground in one rap, so they had to do a second one. The anchor at the top of P1 is 3 pins, so you will not be able to rap from that station unless you want to leave gear. I'm guessing two 70's would make it from the top, but don't take my word for it.
A single rope decent with a 60m would be 3 raps and you would have to do a mini-pitch, or an on-rappell traverse from the pin anchor over to the right to rap off the thread anchor of the adjacent route for your final rap.
Plus, I'm sure someone working out the roof traverse would not appreciate someone rapping down. I say, just avoid it.