Elevation: 961 ft
GPS: 37.828, -83.621 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Billy Simek on Jul 22, 2019 with improvements by Eric Mack
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Description

Well-travelled by hikers for its small arch, panoramic views, and easy approach, the Princess Arch buttress is also home to a few traditional climbs put up back in the 70's and 80's.

Getting There

Drive all the way to the end of Chimney Top road and park in the terminal loop. The trail is located towards the beginning right side of the parking area. Hike a half mile, just past the arch, to the end of the buttress. It is easiest to rappel off a tree on the right side to get to the base of the wall instead of hiking all the way around.

8 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Princess Arch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
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Beginner's Nightmare
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Golden Fleece
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Ripp-Off
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beginner's Nightmare
 3
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a Trad
Golden Fleece
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Ripp-Off
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
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