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Routes in The Great Arch

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, 90 ft
FA: Brett Hall and possibly Matt Pike
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Shared By: corvegas on Jul 20, 2006
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Next route to the left of Cold Shut, Two options for last 4 bolts to the first anchors, left is considerd easier. Optional 2nd pitch on 1/4" bolts.


9 bolts plus anchors


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Rob L
Rob L  
Did what I guess is the right fork of this climb. Fun, solid 5.10 climbing with a fun steep crux section about halfway up and another tricky crux at the second to last bolt. I thought the last bit of the climb was a little spicy for the .10c grade. Oct 30, 2017
As of 7/18/15, this route appears to have been further developed.

An anchor is visible floating in space near the lip of the Arch's roof and with binocs and a long zoom lens, I count 7 bolts leading to it across the ceiling (Presumably with a few more on the face leading back down to the second anchor).

So, does anyone know...
  • Anything about what the roof pitch? If it's even had an FA?
  • What the difficulty of the face extension is?
  • If the 1/4 inch deathtraps of the extension have been replaced?
Jul 19, 2015