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The Black Arch

5.7+, Trad, 100 ft,  Avg: 3 from 5 votes
FA: Jonathan Reinig, Joshua Reinig and Brent Bohem
California > San Diego County > N San Diego County > Cougar Crag > Cougar Crag West
Access Issue: Climbing permitted, but keep a low profile Details
Access Issue: Current San Diego County Advisories Details


Beautiful right arching dihedral to under cling roof, on impeccable dark orange granite. Crack in dihedral goes from perfect hands to tips. When roof peters out it is possible to continue up Original Route face or back up and left on grassy ledge/flake system.


Cougar Crag West. The Black Arch is obvious right trending black arch in the middle of the main wall. It starts just right of the Dirty Dihedral.


Standard Rack. Original Route bolted anchor.

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Brent Bohem at the apex of the Black Arch!
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Kai A
[Hide Comment] solid route. as of March 2018 bolts are good. there is a two bolt anchor at the end of the crack, continue up the bolted part of Original Route to a second anchor with rap rings Apr 4, 2018