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Arch Rock Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 25, 2009
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Description 

This cliff is the large obvious rock with arching cracks and overlaps up high.

Getting There 

Approach from around the left end of the Brown Wall, or from above The Alligator Lounge.

Climbing Season

For the Thunder Ridge area.

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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]


Featured Route For Arch Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Turning the overlap just before the first bolt.

Horns, What Horns? 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : South Platte : ... : Arch Rock
This is a very fun line of mostly small knobs and edges, which was apparently done originally by accident when Glenn Shuler thought he was following beta for an adjacent route.Start just right of the flakes of Three Trees in a short, right-facing corner. Climb to an overlap with the first bolt on the face just above. Turn the overlap, and commence beautiful face climbing on small fingers and feet. There is a second overlap up high. It is long and pretty....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Josh
From: Golden, CO
Jun 1, 2016
When walking up from Alligator Lounge, eventually there are two shallow drainages to choose from, with an outcrop of squat, stacked plate-type rocks in between. Try the right side - the drainage without all the aspen saplings in it. Much more open terrain and less deadfall to step over. This is easier to see from the base of Arch Rock (you know, after you've already done the hike up...).

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