All Locations > Colorado > South Platte > Elevenmile Canyon > Arch Rock > Arch Rock Route (5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c)
Aug 22, 2009
“Looking down from the top of pitch two. At the top of pitch two is a squeeze chimney, shown here on the left. It can't really be protected, but it would be hard to fall out of. Near the top of the chimney you will move left out onto the face for an easy six feet of (5.6?) face climbing -- also not protectable (but easy). That tops out on this ledge which is the best place to belay your second if you want to be able to communicate. The actual summit is about 10 feet behind you and through a small "hole" in the rock. If you belayed from there, communication with your second would be really difficult.