This exposed route climbs directly up Rubeffat's Arete. It is about 5 pitches long, an has some great exposure. The greatest feature is a twenty foot hand-crack traverse.prefered- first pitch of Great Zot- 5.8+, way better than rewritten start.
Submitted by: unabonger on 2004-02-17
Route ID: 794
It was a bit sliipery from an ice storm the night before, but still had multiple parties lined up below us. The great Zot first pitch was lead by my buddy Joe Ebert. Wet and slick with ice. I glad it was him. I thought the whole climb was great. Especially the P4, and the Arete pitch.
What a superb route! Did the 5.8+ variation for the first pitch and climbed the arete for the 5th. The 4th pitch is airy over the finger crack traverse, so much fun! We were the only party in the area that day-perfect weather. Hope everyone can enjoy such a fine line this way.