|Black Arches Wall
Climb up to the "tooth" flake, then step up into the twin-crack groove. Follow groove ~40' (crux) until the angle eases, then ascend up left along a black ramp/slab under a beaked overhang and along the same line for ~20' to the obvious crack/flake system breaks through the short, steep wall above, landing you directly below a two-bolt anchor.
Same start as Plumb Line, just below the obvious twin crack system to its left.
Small to medium-large cams (C4s to #3, couple of medium C3s)
|Comments on Parallel Passage
|By Jim Lawyer|
Oct 1, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
I found this deceptively difficult, pretty stiff for a 9.
When the angle eases, you can traverse right and lower from the fixed anchor on Plumb Line (setting you up to TR that route).
|By Jaysen Henderson|
From: White Plains, New York
Mar 10, 2011
has anyone ever done the crack to the right of parallel passage? it looks very appetizing
Mar 11, 2011
Check Plumb Line description.
|By Nick Weinberg|
From: Essex, NY
Nov 11, 2011
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b
I think this is 5.10. Sustained and harder than it looks, but well protected.