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S.E. Arete III - 5.6

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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standard rack bring a few large cams
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


fun clean rock up an exposed arete lead you the a peak with a 360 degree view. extra beta at

Submitted by: crackaddict on 2007-04-01
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Route ID: 15994

7 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: barkandbite on 1999-04-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars na


Added: 2009-02-07

  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: wannagoclimb on 2008-01-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars loving backcountry AZ climbing

had a blast taking this one out in one long day. Found ourselves getting off route a couple times and running pitches together, but that just made it out to be more of an adventure. What was especially awesome was summiting at sunset and getting to see the pyramid shadow while praising I'toi for what he had blessed us with.

Added: 2008-02-23

Flash Flash ascent by: climbingaz on 2005-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Just an awesome weekend! Hiked up to saddle day one, climbed the route and back to the truck on day two. Would not suggest trying the route on your own for the first time without going with someone else who has already done it. Either that, or make sure you get lots of beta about the descent.

Added: 2005-05-01

Onsight Onsight ascent by: abcdefgh on 2005-04-30 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Third time up S.E. Arete, pitch 3 may take some creativity and probably turns a lot of people away. I believe the best way to do the route is to do a backpack to the saddle, climb the next day after a good sleep (aclimate) and stroll back down on the third day, then lunch at a diner at Robles Junction. Beware of the rap down the Forbes Route! If you miss any rap stations you will rap down to far and the hike out will be memorable, especially at night with dry cork like dust from the oak leaves burning your eyes for hours. The best beta I can offer is do the Forbes Route to understand the terrain so you have a pleasant journey. Once you understand most senarios, a party of two can summit & rap with one 60 meter rope. This mountain offers a true wilderness experience.

Added: 2005-04-30

Red Point Red Point ascent by: rradjc on 2004-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

A remarkable climb. Despite all the horrors we'd heard of nonexistent trails, and harried decents, we went up and down smoothly. Fantastic area.

Added: 2004-05-01

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