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Location: 39.9822, -105.2906 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Warren Teissier on Apr 4, 2002
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BETA PHOTO: Royal Arch on a foggy morning

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Description 

The Royal Arch is one of the Flatirons' main hiking destinations. It also provides a couple of fun routes that lead you to the very thin and exposed summit.

This climb is sure to draw ooohs and ahhhs from the hikers beneath you, but may also leave you exposed to questions such as: "How did the ropes get up there in the first place?". Make sure your answers are well rehearsed...

Getting There 

The Royal Arch can be reached a number of ways. The simplest one is to follow the Royal Arch trail which starts at the Bluebell Shelter

The East face route of the Royal Arch is a great way to finish a scramble up the Regency (see Regency description) since the route starts some 100+ feet below the arch proper, below the West face of the Regency.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.4 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Royal Arch:
East Face/Royal Arch   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For Royal Arch
The East Face route goes up the left side.

East Face/Royal Arch 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  CO : Flatirons : ... : Royal Arch
This is a really fun route on great rock and up a major hiking attraction. After all it is not everyday you get to bag an Arch....Start at the bottom of the East face of the Arch this can be reached after climbing the Regency or simply downclimb/ hike down from the arch after reaching it via the trail.Climb up a small flatironette at the base for an added 30 feet of climbing or start at the notch between the Flatironette and the East face.Work your way up via the path of least resistance making ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The Royal Arch framing the 3rd Flatiron.
The Royal Arch framing the 3rd Flatiron.
Royal Arch in the freezing drizzle and fog, October 09.  Not a bad way to spend a rest day.
Royal Arch in the freezing drizzle and fog, Octobe...
Royal Arch.
Royal Arch.
Royal Arch from the 3rd Flatiron.
Royal Arch from the 3rd Flatiron.
The Royal Arch taken from the 4th Flatiron route.
The Royal Arch taken from the 4th Flatiron route.
Turkey vulture spotting prey from summit of Royal Arch.  Photo from 4th Flatiron.
Turkey vulture spotting prey from summit of Royal ...
Royal Arch in the freezing drizzle and fog, October 09.  Icicles forming and dropping off.
Royal Arch in the freezing drizzle and fog, Octobe...

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