4 - Arch Rock Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Arch Rock from the parking lot below just inside t...
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.
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.
Weather station 6.7 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 4 - Arch Rock:
Midterm 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Gripper 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 270'
Anticipation 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Goldilocks 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
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Anticipation 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
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The second pitch of this climb is easily the best pitch of this grade at Arch. Apparently there is also a loose pitch 3, but no one ever does it. Pitch 1: This pitch is really an approach pitch and the climb would be better if you could avoid it. Start on the dirty face with a long right facing corner and another left facing one on either side of you. Climb the face to a tree (5.8) and then traverse left into an obvious fist crack. Belay at the base of the main corner (5.9).Pitch 2. Climb the t...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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
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.