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INTERVIEW: Dan Varian makes first ascent of Weeping Arete, 8B+

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 UKC News 05 Jul 2024

When sharing news of his ascent of Weeping Arete, Dan Varian avoided the fanfare that one might associate with the first ascent of a boulder lauded as one of Gritstone's last great problems.

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 Graeme Hammond 05 Jul 2024
In reply to UKC News:

"A quick look at the photos of Gigglin' Crack (E6 6c) revealed magnitude of the arete in question, and brought about more questions than it did answers about how exactly it might be climbed."

A recent photo of True Grit (E4 6b) probably shows it pretty well too (what a great route and photo)

Post edited at 18:54

 ebdon 06 Jul 2024
In reply to UKC News:

C'mon Dan chuck a grade of E11 7a out there and join us glory hungry ledge shuffelers! You know you want to. 

 Michael Gordon 06 Jul 2024
In reply to UKC News:

Great line and great interview.

 Niall Grimes 07 Jul 2024

Great climbing and thoughts from Dan  

was the interviewer ever tempted to ask what Holotype means?

In reply to Niall Grimes:

I googled it after

 aln 10 Jul 2024
In reply to Xa White - UKC and UKH:

So that's a no to Niall's question? What does Holotype mean?

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 Andrew Wells 10 Jul 2024
In reply to aln:

A holotype is the individual specimen on which the description of a species is based

So in this context, Weeping Arete is the climb that would be the descriptor for a group of climbs as "Weeping Arete-esque"

 Niall Grimes 10 Jul 2024
In reply to aln:

Of or pertaining to small crimps.


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