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Routes in h. The Arrow Wall - CCK
|Amber Waves of Pain T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Andrew T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13|
|Android-Moby Dick link-up T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Annie Oh! T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Arrow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|CCK Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Cold Turkeys T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|Crack' N Up T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Deep Lichen T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Diana T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Easy Verschneidung (Easy V) T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Erect Direction T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Face to Face T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Feast of Fools T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Hans' Puss T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Hawkeye T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Jim's Gem T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Keep on Struttin' T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Last Will Be First, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Limelight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Lost and Found T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Man's Quest for Flight T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Moby Dick T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Modern Times T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Moonlight T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|No Glow T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Nurse's Aid T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Proctor Silex T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Proctoscope T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Quiver T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Red Pillar T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Silhouette T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Smilin' the Hard Way T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Steep Hikin' T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Step Lively T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Strolling on Jupiter T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Supper's Ready T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Three Doves T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Three Vultures T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Traverse of the Clods T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Twilight Zone T 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c C1|
|Unholy Wick T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Updraft T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Wop Stop T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Type:||Trad, 220 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Ivan Rezucha, Annie O'Neill, Rod Swartz, Maury Jaffe, 1980|
|Page Views:||9,779 total, 68/month|
|Shared By:||Ron Olsen on Mar 1, 2006|
DescriptionAnother classic route on a great section of the cliff.
The first pitch of Annie Oh! is a bit runout; the second pitch is mega-classic, steep, exciting face.
People often skip the first pitch of Annie Oh!, climbing the first pitch of Three Doves, Limelight, or Arrow to the GT Ledge, and then climbing the second pitch of Annie Oh! from there. Done this way, the route becomes a four-star classic.
The Annie Oh! access trail is just past some white rocks on the left side of the carriage road, at an open area with a good view of the valley. This is about a 13-min. walk from the Uberfall, and a 9-min. walk from where the East Trapps Connector Trail meets the carriage road.
At the cliff, spot a huge left-facing corner on the right; this is Easy Verschneidung (Easy V). Annie Oh! starts about 60' left of Easy V and 20' left of Limelight. This is about 15' right of a large block leaning against the wall (Three Doves).
P1: Climb 40' up a runout slab (5.4 R) to a left-facing corner capped by a small overhang. Turn the overhang, continue up past the right side of a scary block, and angle back left past dirty ledges to the obvious ledge. Belay at any of several big trees. 5.8, 100'.
P1 (variations): Climb the first pitch of Three Doves, Limelight, or Arrow to get to the same ledge. (Recommended).
P2: Start by scrambling up some left-facing flakes. The wall steepens here and the climbing gets harder. Climb up the face, following the path of least resistance, traversing right under a shallow overhang, where the scary loose block discussed below used to be (it fell in Nov. 2012). Continue up the bright white face above, with several thin 5.8 moves. At the final roof, either exit right onto Limelight, or move left to a groove near the top of the wall. Make an awkward exit move up the groove to a bolt anchor at the top. 5.8+, 100'.
Descent: Rap from the bolt anchor back to the GT Ledge (one 60m rope, but watch the ends). Downclimb to the big tree with rap slings. Rap 100' to the ground with a 60m rope.