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Big Arch 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Jan 16, 2008

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When you're ready for a break from shredding your hands and shoes on slabby boulder problems, hop on Big Arch, where you can shred your hands and shoes on crack climbing. Big Arch (and it's harder companion piece, Pine Tree Crack) are probably the tallest lines at Boat Rock and can be led or toproped.

Starting in the big vertical crack, jam your way up the crack until it begins to arch to the right. Traverse across the thinning crack until you reach the slot at the top of Pine Tree Crack. Finish to the top or lower from here if you're on toprope.


Starts on the side of the Easy Crack boulder that faces the house (west side). Left-most of two obvious cracks.


Medium to large gear (up to #3 Camalot or equivalent). Hand protection is recommended. Build a gear anchor at the top of Pine Tree Crack and/or sling trees. Toprope anchor should be well-extended to avoid trashing or snagging your rope.

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