Avg: 3.3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||1,221 total · 35/month|
|Shared By:||Steph Abegg on Sep 3, 2018|
|Admins:||GRK, Zach Wahrer|
Pitch 2: ~5.6, 50'. Make an airy bouldery move around left onto the top of the arch, then crawl along to the base of the summit block. There are a few places for medium-sized cams.
Top: There is a pretty good flake just below the summit block to set a belay anchor.
Descent: For this climb, the descent is just as fun as the ascent. Do a counterbalance rappel with your partner from just below the south side of the final summit block. Double ropes needed (double 50's would reach).
Disclaimer: The internet has very little information on Horsehead Arch other than a few vague accounts of it being climbed in some way and at some doable grade. I cannot find any route descriptions for the arch published in any guidebooks. Since climbers like route names and ratings, I have taken the liberty of creating route names and assigning approximate grades to the routes my partner and I did up either side of the arch. Please consider the ratings to be +/- a grade of accuracy and feel welcome to post comments about whether or not you felt the pitches were easier/harder than my assignments. Thanks!