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L'Arabesque - 5.5

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Good on first pitch. Bolted belay stations. Second pitch is good gear with longer runouts.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.40/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.20/5
  Fun Factor 4.20/5

Description:

This is a great climb. It is not very technically challenging, but offers a great opportunity for easy multi-pitch trad climbing. Bring lots of runners because this slab route causes tonnes of rope drag. The second pitch is long if you don't belay part way so bring a 60m rope. You can walk off or bring a second rope, of at least 50m to get down.

Submitted by: estwing on 2006-10-18
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Route ID: 25568

9 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2011-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars nice view

nice company

Added: 2013-10-08

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: biba on 2011-11-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice warm up

Nice warm up

Added: 2011-11-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Grazyna on 2010-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars L'arabesque, Val David

Nice easy climbing, actually 3 pitches, but the last one is really short, about 15 m and not even 5.3. Bolted belays, but become crowded if 2 or 3 teams want to climb at the same time. Rappel can be walk away or rappel dawn, but the last one will need 2 ropes. Solid anchors, or solid trees for belay available.

Added: 2010-09-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dagibbs on 2010-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars So many choices...

This is a lovely 5.3 wall, about 80m (260'), with lots of choices for how to run up it. It is hard to find "the route" with any particular name of the ones suggested on it. I followed the first pitch (about 40m) and then led the 2nd pitch. I think I found the 5.6 variation on the 2nd pitch (one of the hardest). I did find the final push to the top anchors quite run-out.

You also get a nice view out over the valley, and the town, from the top of the pitch.

Added: 2010-08-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fanfoui on 2006-12-25 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Christmas gift

Made an ascent on Christmas Day while the ice from the upeer dihedral was falling on the belayer. Good times in the maritimes.

Added: 2007-01-22

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