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Golden Arches 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: BHMBen on Oct 22, 2010
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Description 

Right of the SCC boundary, Golden Arches is a Steele classic and one of the last climbable routes on the cliffline.

Climb a bucketed, poorly protected face to a crack through a bulge. Pull this onto a nice, flat ledge, protect the 2nd, move right, and belay in the corner.

Alternately, climb the thinly protected corner, directly below the arch above, at 10+.

From the right end of the ledge, climb the inverted staircase up, left, up, left, etc...until you pull up into the bushes. Belay.

Find something to rap off of.

Can be done in one pitch with wise rope management.


Location 

Way Right.


Protection 

Standard Steele Rack



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By sammy raviv
Apr 14, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

I believe Golden Arches goes 5.9, not 5.9-. Just sayin!!