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Pine Creek Arete

Postby Tom » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:54 pm

Pete Lowe has set his sights high on a gorgeous undone problem (see page 170 of Southern Nevada Bouldering) deep in the canyons of Red Rocks. While not as high as its neighbor Ariana, at a substantial height the arete features powerful moves which require very specific body positions to execute. Mark Hesiak and I helped Pete lug some pads out to the arete today (Februray 21, 2011); below are photos and video from some of Pete's attpemts:

The warm up, a 45 minute approach over hill and glade:
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The beta acquisition method:
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A difficult move right out of the gate:
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A tenuous heel hook:
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Air time:
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One of the better goes:

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A straight on view of Pete sticking the first crux move:
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Moving the foam:
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Re: Pine Creek Arete

Postby Powerpete » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:16 pm

Anybody psyched for round two. I'm not sure what I am more intimidated by the pad haul or the boulder problem.
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