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Swansons Arete - 5.5

Average Rating = 3.43/5 Average Rating : 3.43 out of 5
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Standard rack, Long slings
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.60/5
  Rock Quality 3.40/5
  Scenery 4.60/5
  Fun Factor 3.60/5

Description:

4-5 pitches of easy flake and face moves. Starting the route may be tricky as you have to climb either the first pitch of "Rewritten"(5.6) or "The West Chimmney " also 5.6 to get to the starting ledge of Swansons

Submitted by: desperado on 2002-06-20
Views: 1182
Route ID: 19472

28 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cwo2 on 2012-07-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars '

w/ Daniel & Jenny. Led chimney approach pitch, but bailed from Red Ledge following rockfall from party above.

Added: 2012-07-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mantisenator on 2011-09-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good Fun

Climbed as an intro to the canyon

Added: 2012-01-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: elizaclimb on 2011-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Swansons Arete

w/ Angelo

Added: 2011-05-26

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: freeskicolorado on 2007-07-29 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars ...

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Added: 2008-08-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: glytch on 2007-08-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars 2 pitches from ledge

First, the West Chimney was a chossy, blocky, uncomfortable climb for me. Most of the rock was not solid and I didn't trust it to hold gear; even if gear held, you'd still land on a ledge before it caught you. Ugh. I hated leading that part of the climb.

Anyway, above the ledge I can't imagine needing more than 2 pitches to finish the climb - one pitch to the second set of trees that you come to, and a second to reach the summit. Neither felt like rope stretching pitches and all of the moves were reasonable/easy. Stepping onto the summit is really incredible!

Added: 2007-08-29

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