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The Great Arch

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Home to all of the sport climbs at Wolf Rock.

Getting There 

Follow the climbers trail from the north side of the road up to the base of the wall. This trail was recently trimmed back with the help of a few climbers.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Great Arch:
Barad Dur   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 8 pitches   
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Barad Dur 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  OR : Willamette Valley : ... : The Great Arch
An amazing route, and certainly one of the best and longest trad climbs in Oregon. Worthy of a visit from anyone up to the challenge, Barad Dur is inarguably one of the classiest of our Northwestern adventure climbs. Over the course of eight pitches of mostly excellent rock climbing, a combination of moderate face and crack climbing, plenty of bolts, and a few bold, steep, awesome crux pitches lead you through an audacious series of roofs and up to the top of Wolf Rock. Expect to run it out on e...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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By Ian G.
From: PDX, OR
Nov 1, 2009
This place is awesome. The rock is very unique, although volcanic, it has the texture of sandstone. Most of the routes are dead vertical or slightly slabby. Definitely worth a trip if you climb 5.10.
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