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Routes in 4 - Arch Rock

Anticipation T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Application T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bin, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Blotto AKA Axis T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Dirty Little Secret T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
English Breakfast Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Entrance Exam T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Goldilocks T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gripper T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Klemens Escape T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Leanie Meanie T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Midterm T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
New Dimensions T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Principle, The S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sidetrack T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Supplication T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
TKO T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Greg Murphy and Bruce Morris (March '88)
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Shared By: Bryan G on Feb 1, 2011
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection Details

Description

It's not as dirty as the name implies, but it does have a couple bushes growing out of the crack which will shower you with pollen as you climb past them. This isn't a hidden gem or anything but it's worth getting on if you're waiting for a party to finish up on Anticipation or Supplication. Not a bad climb to practice 5.9 OW technique, or you can lieback. It'd probably get climbed everyday if it was at Swan Slab.

At the top of the crack belay on the large ledge to the left. Then make a short downclimb to the ground. Hike down the hill and back to your stuff.

Location

This is the farthest left route on the main Arch Rock formation. Follow the trail at the base of the cliff about 70 feet past the Anticipation/Supplication recess and look for the 4 to 5 inch crack in a corner.

Protection

A couple #4 Camalots and a #5 will protect the bulk of the climbing. Also bring a couple hand sized pieces for behind a chock-stone up higher and a redirect for the belay.

Photos

Gargano
Oakland, CA
 
Gargano   Oakland, CA
 
Nice fists in a corner lead to a ledge. Wedged blocks and vegetation lead to a crispy belay tree. Feb 19, 2013
Mark P Thomas
Draper
  5.9
Mark P Thomas   Draper
  5.9
Opening moves are real fun. Unfortunately the climbing deteriorates quickly into grass & grit. Fortunately the pitch isn't that long :-P It is worth doing once though, just for fun! Jan 26, 2013