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Venusian Blind Arete (IV) 5.7*** - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.56/5 Average Rating : 4.56 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

There are two major couloirs on the face. Climb up the left one 'til it's possible to scramble left across ledges around the edge of the slabby buttress (this is Moon Goddess), continuing easily up and left towards the obvious big slab. climb a blankis dihedral (5.6) on the left side of the slab and on up an easy fifth class pitch staying just left of the blankish arete. An obvious crack now goes right up the prow over a bulge on huge holds. Scramble down through a notch and skirt a 70 foot tower on the right. Now go left and step across a chimney and gain the crest of the arete and basically follow that for serveral hundred feet. Climb over a few easy gendarmes to another tower. This one's 150 feet tall and pretty intimidating until you get to it. Then obvious easy groupd lead up its left side. Acouple of pitches of easy climbing on the arete lead to the big talus slopes of Temple's southeast side, a few hundred yards below the summit register. THIS IS NOT THE END OF THE CLIMB. you HAVE to go to the top.

Submitted by: jorgle on 2003-11-07
Last Modified: 2007-08-02
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Route ID: 43562

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: glahhg on 2012-02-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Winter Ascent

Winter ascent with Ben Horne. Soloed most of it. Tagged the summit.

He got the C2C ascent while I fell asleep on top of 3rd lake.

Added: 2012-08-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gdrayna on 2008-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 20 Hour Car to Car

Epic. Awesome route. Long, exposed, beautiful. My first long alpine climb, and it was amazing. Rock a bit chossier than I would have hoped, but nonetheless fantastic.

Added: 2008-07-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: madrusski on 2008-07-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Temple Crag - Venusian Blind Arete

Cool route

Added: 2008-07-28

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jav_ang on 2008-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars With Megan

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Added: 2008-06-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: runningitout on 2007-08-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars With Caleb

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Added: 2007-10-10

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