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The Arch Wall
is a north/east facing slab of sharp and solid limestone.
This section of The Soul Asylum
currently hosts a handful of long and varied sport routes with grades ranging from 5.6 to 5.12
The Arch Wall
is the second in a series of three relatively close areas at the Soul Asylum
. You will know you've reached the wall once you spot a small limestone arch at the apex of the wall's north/east face. The route directly under this arch is the epic Arch Rival
Finding the Arch Wall starts with a swift hike from the Simian Complex parking lot. From the cattle guard, drive 1.9 miles to an intersection, turn left and drive another 0.2 of a mile on bumpy, but ascendable, 2wd terrain to a small parking area on the right. Walk about 0.3 of a mile to a white metal gate. From the gate walk another 0.3 on an eroding dirt road to a deep and wide rut hosting cairns. Follow these east to the Soul Asylum's base.
Weather station 12.5 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Browse More Classics in The Arch Wall
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Arch Wall:
Nine Lives 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
One Taste 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For The Arch Wall
Doppelganger 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c UT
: Saint George
: ... : The Arch Wall
An exciting line up the overhanging right side of a limestone rib. Follow positive pockets and huge jugs for a couple of bolts, followed by less-obvious holds (and a couple of two finger pockets), to sidepulls and footholds a little closer to the overhang than seems comfortable.After the fifth bolt the angle eases considerably and it's slabby, sharp-edge climbing up and left to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in UT