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Routes in Elephant Arches

Black President T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Vice President T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
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Description

This west facing formation lies in the Southern Wonderland of Rocks in a small north-south valley (Secret Valley). Secret Valley lies northeast of Disneyland Dome and southeast of Diarrhea Dome/Bighorn Mating Grotto. Inauguron Dome and Hard Rock are also found in Secret Valley, to the south and north, respectively, of Elephant Arches.

Elephant Arches is named for the natural arch found on its southern shoulder. Of the 5 recorded routes, the best are Black President (11a) and Vice President (10b R). A rappel anchor is found atop Black President. Alternatively, you may downclimb the southern shoulder of the formation (5.6) traversing over the arch.

Getting There

The most straightforward approach is to walk out the Wonderland Valley from Uncle Willey's, continuing north past the Freak Brothers, Disneyland and Duckwaddle Domes. At a point approximately 400 yards north of Duckwaddle Dome, you should turn right (east) into a valley/wash [this is before the wash you turn into to reach Diarrhea Dome/Bighorn Mating Grotto]. Head east for about 350 yards (passing Gumby Dome). The terrain becomes more jumbled near the end; boulder hop over and down into Secret Valley. Elephant Arches will be to the left (north) and Inauguron Dome to the right (south).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Elephant Arches

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
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Vice President
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Black President
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Vice President
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Black President
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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