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Lichenometry - 5.11c

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11 quickdraws
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Starts under the small roof to the south (climber's left) of Stellar Arete. Crux is getting established on the first bolt and getting through the next two. Taller people will likely have an easier time with these moves. They are crimpy and involve delicate face climbing. Up higher there are a couple easier cruxes that keep the climbing sustained. The FA did not stem or use the left facing big dihedral up high and the bolts are placed to draw the climb away from that corner. Lichenometry is a field of study that uses lichen growth to estimate the exposure age of exposed rock -- how long since the last rockfall cleared the face of any previous lichen growth. After many mouth and nosefulls of lichen while cleaning this route, it seemed an apt name!

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60m rappel from Stellar Arete

Submitted by: sonso45 on 2011-10-17
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Route ID: 110051

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