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Rock Climbing Photo: granite arch
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By tgfisher
Mar 24, 2008
That's up Blodgett, isn't it? I'm surprised it hasn't fallen down yet.
By Ben Johnson
May 18, 2008
There is a visible rap sling near the apex. Route looks AIRY! (We got weathered off before starting the correct route)
By Tobin Sanson
From: San Rafael, CA
Feb 7, 2009
What??? Thats thing's crazy!
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Nov 25, 2009
It looks like a giant ice tool. A Grivel Monster in fact.
From: Winona
Dec 4, 2009
I think it before you get to Hamilton. Blodgett is one of the great areas, amazing that more people don't climb there, some of the best granite on the planet, on par with yosemite but not as polished!
By Noj Pancost
Mar 3, 2013
I climbed a beautiful handcrack on the left side of that in 1988 and left a medium sized hex from which I bailed. I had some non climbing friends in tow and felt that going to the summit would over involve them. It would have been pretty easy to get from the point where I bailed to the Summit however. The hand crack was probably 5.8.
By George Bracksieck
Oct 28, 2013
I've seen this from Blodgett Can. Where is the best approach? Maybe from the canyon or slopes to the south of Blodgett?
By Josh Kornish
Mar 3, 2014
Horse Head Arch in Blodgett. It's definitely been climbed a number of times but the approach is fairly heinous. One could possible approach via the ridge from the Blodgett lookout.

Indeed Blodgett is an incredible place!
By Mackenzie Moore
From: Missoula, MT
Jun 16, 2014
Blodgett canyon is amazing i cant believe more people dont climb this area more. Im there every week and i never see anyone. as for the arch, it would be cool to climb it someday but like someone said the approach is heinous for such a small objective. also blodgett is not granite it is milonite a metamorphosed igneous rock.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jun 14, 2015 arch. Milonite? I've got two geologists in the family and never heard of it.

Edit: That's MYLONITE, McKenzie!!
By Rick Torre
Dec 31, 2016
Blodgett is so gneiss,it shouldn't be taken for granite.
By Matt Wenger
From: Bozeman
Apr 5, 2017
Are there any routes on this thing? That is awesome!
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granite arch

Submitted By: Ben Johnson on Apr 2, 2007
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