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The Arrowhead 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Charles Tabor, Jeff Wilburn - 1987
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 5, 2006

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High on the Arrowhead

Description 

The route climbs the west face of the pinnacle. Begin at the low roof, boulder up to get situated on the face and then either climb straight up the left arete to a ledge or traverse right to a groove and up. The arete is a little harder, but climbing to the groove puts you in danger of a groundfall.

After gaining the ledge, follow the narrow face protecting out of horizontals to anchors on the summit. Rappel, do not lower.


Location 

When you reach the wall you can't miss the pinnacle. Start on top of the low boulders. Belay the second up if you have a small party or set up a TR is you have more than three. Rappel from the chains to get down.


Protection 

One bolt, TCUs and/or tri-cams.



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The Arrowhead
The Arrowhead
Leading the Arrowhead on a cool October day.
Leading the Arrowhead on a cool October day.
Beautiful fall weather for leading Arrowhead.  Photo by Huong.
Beautiful fall weather for leading Arrowhead. Pho...
Mandy Chaney, belayed by her sister Holly on the Arrowhead sometime in the winter of 1999
Mandy Chaney, belayed by her sister Holly on the A...
The Arrowhead
The Arrowhead
The summit of the Arrowhead as seen from the top of the main wall. JB took this photo after soling the route Beachcomber while we were doing the pinnacle.
The summit of the Arrowhead as seen from the top o...
The Arrowhead in August. Super fun climb!
The Arrowhead in August. Super fun climb!
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By Ben McCabe
May 22, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

There is a new anchor with chains closer to the edge from which you can lower. Very easy climb, great for beginners.

By Dave Goodell
Oct 26, 2011

Bring some tricams if you want more solid pro. There are a lot of horizontals for placing pro, but in the upper section of the tower the horizontals aren't very parallel-sided and often flare outwards. I got a C4 #0.75 in a gently flaring horizontal maybe 10-15 feet down from the top-out as my final piece, but it was a bit sandy and I'm not sure it would hold a fall from the top. Luckily the climbing is pretty easy if you feel along the right edge of the face.