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Up the Down Arete - V2

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 7
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty V2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Called Up the Down because you go up the only best way down off this large block! What a great climb!! One of the best climbs in the FRA yet. Located on the back left corner of Big Top Block within the First Rocks Area (FRA). Sit start with left hand in a vertical seam on the left side of the Arete and right hand on a small crimper at face level. Make a long, fun move to a slopey shallow divet below the obvious pocket feature up high on left side of Arete. Move up right hand, bump left into the pocket and topout on sloper; singular. SS, TO

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Once on top, go down between the adjacent wall and "Up the Down" Arete.

Submitted by: KoreyMatthew on 2009-07-23
Views: 790
Route ID: 100979

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  Difficulty V2
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: KoreyMatthew on 2009-07-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars The Best Way Up and Down this Block!

A fun, short Arete with a little umph to it! It is a cool looking, cool feeling climb with a couple possible variations on the start (lower).

Added: 2009-07-23