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The Arches 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Ryan Kelly on May 7, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Sean on the final traverse of The Arches


A classic for the area, must do.

Starts with a strenuous layback on slippery feet, climbing a fading fingercrack in a huge right-facing corner. The climbing is solid 5.10 at the start, but you will quickly get some divots for your feet and things ease up quite a bit. This leads to even easier, yet enjoyable climbing on a traverse under the enormous roof. There may be a move or two to pull onto the belay ledge, depending on what holds you find.


Center of the wall. Can't miss it.


Bolts. Yes, the start could have been protected by small cams, but the traverse needed to be bolted so the whole line was done.

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