East Face/Royal Arch
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Routes in Royal Arch
|East Face/Royal Arch T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c|
|West Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||5,369 total, 28/month|
|Shared By:||Warren Teissier on Mar 29, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a really fun route on great rock and up a major hiking attraction. After all it is not everyday you get to bag an Arch....
Start at the bottom of the East face of the Arch this can be reached after climbing the Regency or simply downclimb/ hike down from the arch after reaching it via the trail.
Climb up a small flatironette at the base for an added 30 feet of climbing or start at the notch between the Flatironette and the East face.
Work your way up via the path of least resistance making sure you are seen by the hikers on the left side of the Arch. For dramatic flair, you may grunt a bit to make them think this is a hard climb.
The summit is narrow and not necesarily comfortable to hang out. Descend by retracing your steps some 50 feet and moving left (South) to the area below the arch.
Take a deep breath and start signing autographs and dispensing climbing wisdom.