Type: Trad, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: Brent Barghahn and Curtis Allred, 2018
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Shared By: Brent Barghahn on Jun 14, 2018
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Access Issue: On private land. Details
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

One Steep Handcrack

This is a free climbing variation to the Black Arch (A3) aid line. The free climbing extends well past where the aid breaks upward and is worthy as it's own route.

Start on the slabs at the right side of the arch. Thinner initial jams get you started, then it is all hands! The hand crack goes up, straight across, and then a bit down to the anchor. One of the more sustained hand cracks in LCC. 

The anchor is up inside the flare at the obvious flake stance.

This route heavily seeps in the spring.

Look for a Huge Arch

Megadeth climbs the right half of the enormous black arch on the Peeler south face. This arch is very obvious, even from the road. Head up the hill using a trail near the Stick Boulder. Follow the steep trail to the toe of the cliff and then contour left on trail from until just below the arch, take a small drainage up to the base. 20 minutes.


Single rack 0.5-4, triples 2 & 3