Elevation: 1,117 ft
GPS: 41.74396, -74.17964
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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
 300
Moonlight
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 559
Limelight
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 623
Arrow
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 576
Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (…
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 404
Modern Times
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 264
Annie Oh!
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 274
Three Doves
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 227
CCK Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 75
Traverse of the Clods
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 131
Keep on Struttin'
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 84
Amber Waves of Pain
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 234
Feast of Fools
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 113
Face to Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 183
Erect Direction
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 72
Nurse's Aid
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Moonlight
 300
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Limelight
 559
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Arrow
 623
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Cascading Crystal Kaleidosc…
 576
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Modern Times
 404
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Annie Oh!
 264
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Three Doves
 274
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
CCK Direct
 227
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Traverse of the Clods
 75
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Keep on Struttin'
 131
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Amber Waves of Pain
 84
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Feast of Fools
 234
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Face to Face
 113
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Erect Direction
 183
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Nurse's Aid
 72
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 2 pitches
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