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Zorro Arete 

Hueco: V6-7 Font: 7A+

   
Type:  Boulder, Alpine, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V6-7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Jamie Emerson
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Submitted By: Chip Phillips on Dec 10, 2009

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The majority of these boulders are located within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, which is regulated & patrolled by the US Forest Service. Climber MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Begin from a stand start at an obvious nodule on a shelf at chest height. Surf the slopey and slightly overhung left-trending arete up and left to the apex of the short overhang where you topout. Get on this sequential and slopey gem early in the day in the warmer months, since it faces south, catches morning sun and warms up quickly.

This is the best of the 4 problems on this little overhanging face, but each is a far cry from the arguably 4 star quality of the moderates Canvas, Timeline and The Ladder, each of which are no more than 10-15 yards away.

Location 

The Zorro Arete is located just a few feet right of Zorro and The Rapier and about 15 yards right of The Ladder, all of which are on the same boulder. Find the bottom of a rising and overhanging left-trending arete with a slopey and tricky looking topout and you've got it.

Protection 

A few Organic pads or maybe a spotter are helpful, since it is a rising lip traverse.


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By tcamillieri
From: Denver
Dec 29, 2009

I believe its either Ben Scott or Jamie Emerson.
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Dec 30, 2009

Maybe TC, but the FA may also be attributed to JBisher, DLudders, JTarry or another one of the early developers and until I get a chance to talk to these guys. I'm going to hold off on guessing. Corrections are inevitable based on misinformation, but so far I've done my best to give credit where it is due and not make guesses with respect to Area A FAs. That said, I'm sure a few corrections will be necessary. I'll be around a lot this coming alpine season and will go back and edit incorrect info when I get the facts.
By tcamillieri
From: Denver
Jan 5, 2010

I vaguely remember some story about Jamie being really hungover and doing the FA, hence the recommendation. (And he was climbing with Ben that day).
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Jan 5, 2010

For now, that's good enough for me.
By tcamillieri
From: Denver
Jan 5, 2010

Chip... Do you know where The Prestige is?
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Jan 5, 2010

Yes, it is the 20-22 ft shallow dihedral in Area D and the last of the Big 4 in Area D to be established.
By tcamillieri
From: Denver
Jan 7, 2010

I thought that was called Slander. And Joe Kinder did the F.A. on it? Am I wrong?
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Jan 7, 2010

Maybe that was a bad descriptor ... it's the other SHALLOW dihedral which overhangs slightly but is closer to vertical. The Big 4 in Area D:

The Nothing V8 FA: Jeremy Bisher
Slander V10/11 FA: Cameron Cross
Equitos V7 FA: Ken Kenney and Salad Toss V11 FA: Joe Kinder
The Prestige V? FA: Mike Auldridge