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Royal Arches Boulder Cracks Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.74499, -119.56484 View Map  Incorrect?
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A perfect place to whet your appetite for steep, burly cracks without all that pesky commitment. This area is chock full of short, toprope-ready routes that pack a punch despite their length. They are in the trees and so can get quite buggy.

Getting There 

All of these routes are accessed from the horse trail running east-west just north of the Ahwahnee parking lot. Route locations should be described individually.

Climbing Season

For the Yosemite Valley area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Royal Arches Boulder Cracks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Royal Arches Boulder Cracks:
Bad Ass Momma   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Ridin the pony on the bad ass momma

Bad Ass Momma 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Royal Arches Boulder Cracks
This is like a narrower and harder (much harder!) version of Generator Crack. It starts off fists and then gets wide. I think the crux is near the start, before you can get a knee in, but it's pretty steep and physical the whole way.Follow the Horse Trail past the Indian Caves until you start coming around to the east side of Washington Column. Bad Ass Momma is located on a huge boulder to the left of the trail. You can't see it from the trail and it's sort of difficult to describe where to turn o...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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