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YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Rodney Blakemore (aka "Rodman") et al, 2003
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Submitted By: climnron on Oct 4, 2006

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Ronnie Miller on Center of Singularity.


The climb ascends the left side of the arch to its apex, then heads up to the anchor. Delicate moves to start and then long powerful moves on good holds. Finish on a short crack in the left dihedral.


Park at the south end of the Park and head west to a trail. Head south past the apple field and then up to the visible arch.


8 bolts and a #1 Camalot.

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By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 11, 2006

FA Rodman
By Michael Ybarra
From: on the road
Jun 10, 2008

By Braxtron
From: ...
Oct 12, 2008

As of yesterday there's no trail, so wearing body armor & yielding 2 machetes is recommended. There's a faint road that leads from the southern-most ramada (the trail?) that will take you past a hydrant to the apple trees, but then it's bushwhacking through dense thorn bushes, no matter which way you go. IMO, it's easier to take the service road at the south end of the parking lot, then start heading up to the arch somewhere among the apple trees. Don't go past the arch! There's less bushwhacking if you stay to the north (the parking lot side).

Also... this route is on the north-side of the formation. There's sun to warm up in, under the arch, but only until mid-afternoon (in October).
By climnron
Oct 13, 2008

There is a trail. It is just faint and difficult to find on the way up on your first trip. We tried to put a lot of cairns on it a couple of years ago after the fire, but the heavy monsoon this year may have washed sections out or increased the underbrush in the spots that did not burn. It starts near the water pump piping.
By MisterE
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 12, 2010

First Ascent Rodney Blakemore (aka "Rodman") et al, 2003
By RyanJames
May 24, 2010
rating: 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

This route is very, very nice.
By Andrew Hunzicker
May 6, 2014

just hiked up today/ only takes 15 minutes and what a special/amazing place! hike down service road and into apple orchard. walk to end of orchard and there is a green chain link fence and trail starts right at edge of that. work up and right of first slab. Very minor bushwacking and pretty easy to get up there.

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