Type: Trad, 130 ft (39 m)
FA: Royal Robbins, Jerry Gallwas, and Chuck Wilts, 1953
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Shared By: Roger Linfield on Feb 24, 2006 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Getting to the base of this route is more difficult than climbing it.

Move off the ledge and follow the arch up. When staying in the arch becomes too difficult, move left onto the face and up before moving back to the arch. Surmount the arch at the obvious weakness then move up and over a final headwall. Pull over the improbable steep face on good holds and belay off a tree or on gear under large boulders.

Location

Easiest access to Upper Royals Arch is from Piton Pooper. After climbing the first 20 meters of Piton Pooper, start looking to move up and left to a pine tree. Some adventurous climbing up and left behind a bushy ledge eventually leads you to the pine tree at the base of the arch. Belay on a small ledge left of the pine tree on a gear anchor. 50 meters from Pine Tree Ledge.

Protection

Gear to 3", one 4" piece useful but not required.

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