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Arch Rock

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Anticipation T 
Application T 
Bin, The T 
Blotto AKA Axis T 
Dirty Little Secret T 
English Breakfast Crack T 
Entrance Exam T 
Goldilocks T 
Gripper T 
Leanie Meanie T 
Midterm T 
New Dimensions T 
Short Circuit TR 
Short Circuit Chimney S 
Sidetrack T 
Supplication T 
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Arch Rock 


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Location: 37.6893, -119.7334 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is the 1,000', multi terraced cliff seen above the road at the Highway 140 entrance station.
"Midterm", "English Breakfast Crack", "Gripper" and "New Dimensions" are a few of the classics found here.


Getting There 

Park at the entrance parking lot or across the Hay. at a dirt road.
Head up to the talus then up to the base of the cliff.


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',7],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arch Rock:
Entrance Exam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Application   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Gripper   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Midterm   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Supplication   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
English Breakfast Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Blotto AKA Axis   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
New Dimensions   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Leanie Meanie   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
Anticipation   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Short Circuit   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Goldilocks   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Arch Rock
Eric Reed on p1 of Gripper. Photo taken by Chris Terry with Dave Millar's camera. Processed by DM.

Gripper 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Arch Rock
Pitch 1. This pitch is the business. Climb the flare that ends with a hardish (.9) move to a sloping ledge, enter the chimney with some difficulty, move right from the chimney to a thin hand to fingers corner. This exit goes at 10b, but what really gets you is the physical climbing below. Belay at the tree. Pitch 2. Climb some 50 feet to a ledge where you can see a hand crack about 15 feet to the right. Pitch 3 is one of the best 5.9 hand cracks in the Valley. A true jewel. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Alexey
From: San Jose
Feb 18, 2010

Day at Arch as climbing Rostrum:
Climb New Dimensions ( in 3pitches) , Anticipation, Leanny Meany, Blotto, Midterm and Gripper(p1 only) in one day and it would be same as climbing Rostrum in term of length and difficulties. Eight pitches - tree -5.11 and five -5.10.
Add English Breakfast and Supplication and it would be like Astroman?

By Bryan G
From: San Jose
Sep 27, 2011

Many of those routes are longer and harder for the grade than their respective pitches on the Rostrum. For instance, Anticipation and Leanie Meanie both feel harder to me than anything on the Rostrum. I think any party capable of that circuit would probably hike the Rostrum in under 2 hours.

As far as Astroman, I don't know because I haven't climbed it. But I'm guessing that there's nothing at Arch Rock which could adequately prepare someone for the Harding Slot.