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White Arete T,TR 

White Arete 

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

Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Phil Westcott on Mar 16, 2012

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Through the small overhang and up the arete. We us...


Start at the right edge of the white Quartz looking Arete left of "Black Crack". Crack. Climb the arete to easier finish.


10' left of Black Crack


Will need to be creative to run TR. A good length of Static line (for distant trees) can be essential.

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By t0dd
Jun 29, 2014

There is a tiny plastic ninja near the top of this climb, with his feet glued to a small ledge, very amusing to see. This climb is pretty fun, and the roof section at the end provides a nice finish. Definitely easier than Black Crack, but worth climbing.
By Andrew G
Sep 29, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

first section is similar to black crack in terms of difficulty and good times, but then it backs off.
By K Baumgartner
Nov 2, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Definitely a lot easier than a 5.8 unless I missed something.

Offset master cams help protect the lower section to get to the traverse.

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