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Description

Main Features: The Arrow Wall itself is a popular area, for good reason: it's packed with classic routes that travel over truly beautiful rock, including Three Doves, Annie Oh!, Limelight, and Arrow itself. Staying on the GT ledge, either in the Arrow area or above Andrew (don't miss Moby Dick), and climbing multiple upper pitches makes for a great day in this area.

This area starts at the height of land past the Thin Slabs area, where you'll find Red Pillar. The hits just keep coming: after Arrow, look up to the huge roofs of Supper's Ready, and the distinct roof and arete of Feast of Fools that Hans' Puss traverses so nicely. A few routes later you'll find a massive right-facing corner of Andrew.

Meander on down the cliff: the next big left-facing corner is the classic airy 5.6 of Moonlight, and up a short incline you'll find the big right-facing corner of Erect Direction, with Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK) just to the right. We'll end this area at the far (right) end of the wall past CCK, with the testpiece Modern Times. Past this is the huge cleft and buttress of High Exposure.

Approach: For this area, use the
The CCK trail is just beyond the Andrew boulder. The next trail is [[High E]]112043498. , the
The new Arrow trail. The next trail is [[Hans' Puss]]111944318. , or just past that, the
The Hans' Puss trail. The next trail is [[CCK]]112043486 .

CCK and neighbors are approached by the next trail up from the carriage road -- the next trail after you spot the huge Twilight Zone roof, which is just next to Andrew.

Descent: The Arrow wall sports bolts at the clifftop where Three Doves and Annie Oh! meet, and at Arrow. There are bolts at the GT for Arrow; you can rappel the cliff with one rope via the Arrow bolts (watch rope ends on the last rappel), with minimal interference to ascending parties.

A pair of bolts is shared above the first pitch of Feast of Fools and Hans' Puss.

There is also a bolted rappel line at The Last Will Be First (three rappels with one rope), and many routes have anchors on trees.

There is a rappel line at No Glow (3 single-rope raps with a 60m rope).

Back in days of yore, the Arrow rappel went from a tree on the buttress to the right of the route, hanging free for almost two ropes' worth.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Arrow Wall - CCK

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 148
The Last Will Be First
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 189
Moonlight
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 427
Limelight
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 127
Hans' Puss
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 473
Arrow
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 400
Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (…
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 285
Modern Times
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 193
Annie Oh!
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 210
Three Doves
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 171
CCK Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 98
No Glow
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 94
Keep on Struttin'
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 168
Feast of Fools
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 71
Face to Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 127
Erect Direction
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Last Will Be First
 148
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Moonlight
 189
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Limelight
 427
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Hans' Puss
 127
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Arrow
 473
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Cascading Crystal Kaleidosc…
 400
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Modern Times
 285
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Annie Oh!
 193
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Three Doves
 210
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
CCK Direct
 171
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
No Glow
 98
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Keep on Struttin'
 94
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Feast of Fools
 168
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Face to Face
 71
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Erect Direction
 127
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
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