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Big Arch Corner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Captain Courageous S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Choppin' at the Bit S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cold Shut S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Forked Route S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Navgrin S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Phadra S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Right Corner Arete S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unchained S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 140 ft
FA: p1 - Unknown, P2 - Will Nazarian & Tyler Adams, May 2013
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Shared By: corvegas on Jul 20, 2006 with updates
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Bolted line on arete at far north end of the great arch.
Admin Note: in 2013, Tyler Adams added a 5.9 sport extension to the route.
Per Tyler's blog post about the route: "Pitch 2: Stay more or less on the arete passing nine more bolts up the the same belay ledge as 'The Peterson Route'. Make two rappels with one rope, or one rappel straight to the ground with two ropes."
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The 2nd pitch bolt line starts right above the first anchors, it stays to the left side of the arete for the first 2 bolts, then moves to the right side of the arete. The bolts are a bit challenging to see, but they are all there.


15 bolts plus anchors. 140' tall in total. Some would say slightly run out.


Holy crap HenryDietrich! That sounds terrifying. I was tempted to follow the same incomplete line of bolts. Glad I didn't. Dec 12, 2016
HenryDietrich Dietrich   Eugene, OR
super fun two pitch route. Climbed the first two pitches and noticed that there were bolts going up past the second belay ledge. Thought "hey, why not?" bad move. Climbed 5 bolts, and couldn't see my next one. climbed about 35 feet and realized that I was in a bad spot, as the rock was really degrading as I climbed higher and started blowing foot and hand holds. I was still holding out hope for a bolt to appear over a roof but pulled off a softball sized hold and took about a 50 foot whipper before I could see if that was true. So don't get tempted by the bolts above the second pitch, they are not complete. Mar 14, 2016
Has anybody climbed the extension to this? It's 15 bolts and 140 feet in total. Feels about 5.9. It climbs around to the right side of the arete after the first anchor. May 3, 2015