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North ArÍte - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.29/5 Average Rating : 4.29 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.14/5
  Rock Quality 3.86/5
  Scenery 4.71/5
  Fun Factor 4.57/5

Description:

3 or 4 pitches up the arete lead to a rad crystal band before the false summit. Traverse the ridge to the summit and descend the West face (Class 3)

Submitted by: trenchdigger on 2005-07-26
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Route ID: 68435

12 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: sierragal93546 on 2012-07-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Amazing!

This has to be one of the coolest things I've ever experienced. The crystal band was magical! The guide book was not specific about the two necessary and significant down climbs required to ultimately reach the final peak.

Added: 2012-07-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mrblonde949 on 2011-08-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars rad

led with three pitches to crystal band, unroped until about notch where there's very exposed move, stayed roped rest of way.

apparently there's a block missing as you move off the summit block, making it more committing now.

west face descent was more like low class 5 for most of it, may have not taken the correct one. Went down pretty much just past summit, on westish south/westish side.

Added: 2011-08-22

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: malieka on 2010-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Super fun!

A little loose in places, but fun, easy climbing. Crystal band is spectacular!

Added: 2010-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: superbum on 2008-02-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Winter full on style

Yep, I might be addicted...another winter route in the bag, albiet a small one...but it doesn't take much wind, cold, snow and ice to make a tiny mountain feel kinda big! I led all pitches free in boots and gloves. Two loong pitches to the top of the crystal pitch, then three more pitches to the summit. Stayed roped the whole way. Snowed on us quite a bit on the summit ridge. Fun in a weird sorta way...Gonna come back and solo it this summer...

Added: 2008-02-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: richg on 2007-06-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Super fun peaklette

Fun, short climb; solid pro. Lots of natural protection, e.g., horns. The crystal band is beautiful; it's unlike anything I've seen (or climbed). Trenchdigger's topo photo (http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/photos/jump.cgi?Detailed=58392) is far better than those in both Croft's book (The Good, the Great & the Awesome) and Lewis & Moynier's book (Mammoth Area Rock Climbs).

Added: 2007-07-17

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