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Fallen Arches 

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

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Karl Kiser & Matt Monagle, summer 1984
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Submitted By: Karl Kiser on Jan 16, 2016

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This is an informational entry (details are vague at the present time) for a climb we climbed once although it was a first ascent. We were thrilled the climb came together on one day.

We used 50m ropes and climbed three shorter pitches on the right side of the large arch in a left facing dihedral. The first pitch (1 or 2?) goes up the face and corner to just under the roof. The crux pitch (2 or 3?) goes up and right (the easiest protectable spot) and generally bypasses a direct climb of the roof. Continue upward through obvious weaknesses to an unroping spot.


I remember we walked off left but we may have gone farther left past Gertch's Half Brother and rapped the last standard rappel of Gertch's Folly.


Standard Organ trad rack up to rigid Friend #4.

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