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666 S 
Bong Crack (a.k.a. Surficial Scratch) T 
Buck Tooth (AKA Spearhead) S 
Class Act S 
Crack Wars (aka Crack Whores) T 
Happy Face (AKA Kitchen Sink) S 
In the Court of the Crimson King S 
Rickety Rock S 
Ruffles Have Ridges T 
Sin after Sin S 
Tenable S 
Trailer Park Girls S 
Tweak Fuck  S,TR 
Unknown S 
Unknown aka "Box of Chocolates" S 
Unnamed ArĂȘte (a.k.a. UNA) S 
Untenable S 
Venarete S 
Where the Wild Things Aren't S 
Where the World Ends T,S 
Winter Capacity S 
Winter Warm-up T 
Woogie's Wild Ride S 


YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Rick Bradshaw & Josh Smith 2000
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Submitted By: DisturbingThePeace on Jun 12, 2006

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Josh Smith cruising the crux of Venarete. Skyline ...


Three boulder problems are broken up by great rests. Start out with a short steep boulder problem to a great rest. Next layback the arete past some cool moves to another good rest. Finally head up the seam via your favorite technique to the anchors


Between Winter Capacity and Crack Whores


10 bolts + anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: John Kear on the lower crux of Ventarete
John Kear on the lower crux of Ventarete

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By Wa3lt
Nov 26, 2006

FA was by Rick Bradshaw and Josh Smith in 2000

By Aaron Miller
From: Santa Fe, NM
Sep 11, 2012

Unfortunately, the start may need to be moved. A rail between the first and second bolt is coming apart. A beautiful alternate start could be 10 feet to the climbers left in the nice hand-crack corner.

also, bats have occupied the lower parts of the upper crack. Needs some love.
By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Apr 19, 2015
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

I found the start up to and past the 2nd bolt to be reasonable. I didn't notice any mandatory holds disintegrating.

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