Last week I finally made it to a high beautiful arete I've been thinking about for awhile. I'd found the line a couple months ago but have had a hard time finding someone willing to go out there with me. So last week when Pontus called and said he was up for an afternoon session I new exactly where I wanted to go.
The arete is tall and striking. I was initially worried that the crack running to the right of the arete would "interfere" with the arete line and make it "too easy" but the climbing is such that the crack and arete are two separate lines that share the same start. The crack line went down quickly but was definitively not easy and at the end of the day, and to my surprise, I found myself topping out the arete after nearly falling off the last move.
I call the crack exit Lonewolf McQuade and the arete Chuck Norris Doesn't Fall. Both climbs are excellent and not to be missed by high-ball lovers visiting the area.
Thinking about how much I don't want to fall from the top
At this point on the climb one can go right to the easier Lonewolf McQuade or follow the airy arete and hope to be like Chuck Norris and not fall