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This route is located in the Southern Region at The Bear's Den

Arete Headed Stranger

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Here Comes Palin 5.11c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Brad Combs in 2012
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Rightmost of three routes on the Cut Tree Wall.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private

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3.5 stars (6 votes)
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5.11d (9 votes)

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Andrew said on December 13th, 2012
FA should be Brad Combs
Brentucky said on March 11th, 2013
I am very confused how anyone could possibly consider this as 5.11. This climb is close to the same difficulty and similar style as Stain. It is close to the same quality too. It's a badass route whatever the grade. Sandbaggers.
dustonian said on March 11th, 2013
Stop comparing everything to Stain.... you just tried that one so many times that everything feels like it now or what?
Anonymous said on March 11th, 2013
I was told that at the crux, most people traverse left 7 or 8 feet to the neighboring route, then come back diagonally right. Much nicer to simply go straight up. Maybe a v3ish move. Not sure about the comparison to stain, but going straight up through the crux felt 12a.
[email protected] said on March 25th, 2013
A really good route. I'm not sure how this grade came about, not really consistent with Red River Gorge grading. But a great addition.
anticlmber said on April 8th, 2013
nothing like stain other than it has bolts and people saying it's harder than it is. tough for c but no 12. and i'm weaker than all you mofos
Brentucky said on April 9th, 2013
Ha! You have your butthole and I have mine. BTW, did you actually climb to the top of Bromance or just comment from the ground? I'll have to ask you for some beta sometime because I'm curious if you did the double undercling maneuver or other. I did other.