Arch Rock Climbing
Routes in Arch Rock
|Arch Rock Direct T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Arch Rock Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Blackjack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Cake Walk T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X|
|Death by Drowning T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Dorsey-O'Donoghue Direct T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Haircase T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Hollow Flake T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|In Two Deep T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Kansas Honey T,S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Middle Dihedral T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Middle Meanie Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Mighty Young Joe aka Captain Fist T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Obscura T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Obscura Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X|
|Persistence S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Pride of Sweden S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Right Meanie Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Smiley Face S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Sprout Route T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Staircase, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Village Idiot S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Waiting for Staircase 1-3 S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Waiting on a Resolution aka Unknown S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Waiting on the Staircase aka Unknown 2 S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Zamboni Man S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Zendance S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Zorro's Cave T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|GPS:||38.938, -105.406 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||33,262 total, 168/month|
|Shared By:||Dan Mottinger on Sep 10, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionArch Rock is one of the more prominent rocks in Elevinmile Canyon, 4 miles up the road. A short approach will lead you to a slurry of fine moderate sport and trad climbs. The "sport" routes are typical of South Platte climbing, often mixed sport and trad, and hosting long runouts on easier terrain. Descent: The Routes can be descended from the top by heading to the SOUTH side of the rock and going down easier gullys and slopes past the dome. Expect morning shade, and afternoon sun.
Many classics abound including, the two pitch 5.5 trad adventure: "The Staircase."
Getting ThereThis fine rock is 4 miles up the canyon and is easy to identify. Look for a dome with a series of unique grooves towards the north end. There are several turnoffs to park at below the crag.
Per cyclestupor: Arch rock is the huge unmistakable dome 3.8 miles from the pay station. It is directly north (downstream) of the foot bridge parking area on the east side of the road. so if you see the footbridge or if you go through a tunnel you went too far. There is parking on the west side of the road behind the big boulder, or a small pull in on the east side of the road upstream of the boulder. Be prepared to scramble up hill.
Classic Climbing Routes at Arch Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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