Penny Royal Arches Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Pennyroyal Arches from the road.
South facing uncrowded area.
Located south of Pywiack Dome. Locate cliff (note the distinctive arch). Approach can be made by hiking toward the base of Pywiack Dome (as for Dike Route, Zee Tree, etc) then making a bee line for Pennyroyal Arches or by parking a bit further down the road, directly across from the formation, figuring out which is the route du jour, then head up through the hopefully not too marshy meadow (late season better for this approach perhaps, or, a dry summer) then pick right or left of the arch. Open trees, some brush, but, fairly easy approach off trail.
Weather station 9.2 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Penny Royal Arches
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Penny Royal Arches:
White Slab 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
R Trad, 3 pitches, 450'
Euphoria 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
R Trad, 4 pitches, 700'
Featured Route For Penny Royal Arches
Penny Dreadful 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Yosemite National Park
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The fourth pitch is full-value Meadows face climbing.Pitch 1 - climb up easy slab for about 75-80' heading for an obvious right facing dihedral. Once you reach the dihedral you can get pro. Belay about halfway up the dihedral on a small stance. 5.6-57.Pitch 2 - continue up the dihedral and then up and right as it curves. At it's end climb up into a small left facing dihedral. Belay about 20 feet below the large ledge system which splits the face. 5.7Pitch 3 - climb up 25' to the large ledge a...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Wayne Campbell on The Vision
By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 8, 2009
The approach takes about 45 min. Longer than it looks from the road. Stay in the big trees directly below the exfoliation flake arches; stay away from the scrub trees on either side.