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The Arch Wall  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.5 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',5],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Arch Wall:
Towering Inferno   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Righteous Indignation   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
Arch Rival   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 103'   
Arch Enemy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 103'   
Doppelganger   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Nine Lives   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
White Soul Power   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
One Taste   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Arch Wall
Past the steeper part.  Photo by Zane.

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

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