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 Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arch Rock:
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'
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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New Dimensions 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Arch Rock
This is where it all began for the magical Valley grade of 5.11...Only makes sense why John Bachar made the first solo statement on this stellar line. I usually do the route in 3 pitches (linking the traditional 2nd and 3rd pitches together).P1. Behind the tree and up the crack! Blue Camalot size jamming over a cornery bulge is that crux. Belay on the obvious ledge below a big block (5.10-).P2. Surmount the block and jam up a 5.7 corner and up toward the dark flared chimney (wet in early season)...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
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.