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Amber Waves of Pain T 
Andrew T 
Android-Moby Dick link-up T 
Annie Oh! T 
Arrow T 
Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK) T 
CCK Direct T 
Cold Turkeys T 
Crack' N Up T 
Deep Lichen T 
Diana T 
Easy Verschneidung (Easy V) T 
Erect Direction T 
Face to Face T 
Feast of Fools T 
Hans' Puss T 
Hawkeye T 
Jim's Gem T 
Keep on Struttin' T 
Last Will Be First, The T 
Limelight T 
Lost and Found T 
Man's Quest for Flight T 
Moby Dick T 
Modern Times T 
Moonlight T 
No Glow T 
Nurse's Aid T 
Proctor Silex T 
Proctoscope T 
Red Pillar T 
Silhouette T 
Smilin' the Hard Way T 
Steep Hikin' T 
Step Lively T 
Suppers Ready T 
Three Doves T 
Three Vultures T 
Traverse of the Clods T 
Twilight Zone T 
Unholy Wick T 
Updraft T 
Wop Stop T 

h. The Arrow Wall - CCK Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: The CCK trail is just beyond the Andrew boulder. ...

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Main Features: The Arrow Wall itself is a popular area, for good reason: it's packed with classic routes that travel over truly beautiful rock, including Three Doves, Annie Oh!, Limelight, and Arrow itself. Staying on the GT ledge, either in the Arrow area or above Andrew (don't miss Moby Dick), and climbing multiple upper pitches makes for a great day in this area.

This area starts at the height of land past the Thin Slabs area, where you'll find Red Pillar. The hits just keep coming: after Arrow, look up to the huge roofs of Suppers Ready, and the distinct roof and arete of Feast of Fools that Hans' Puss traverses so nicely. A few routes later you'll find a massive right-facing corner of Andrew.

Meander on down the cliff: the next big left-facing corner is the classic airy 5.6 of Moonlight, and up a short incline you'll find the big right-facing corner of Erect Direction, with Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK) just to the right. We'll end this area at the far (right) end of the wall past CCK, with the testpiece Modern Times. Past this is the huge cleft and buttress of High Exposure.

Approach: For this area, use the CCK trail, the trail to the Arrow Wall, or just past that, the Hans Puss trail .

CCK and neighbors are approached by the next trail up from the carriage road -- the next trail after you spot the huge Twilight Zone roof, which is just next to Andrew.

Descent: The Arrow wall sports bolts at the clifftop where Three Doves and Annie Oh! meet, and at Arrow. There are bolts at the GT for Arrow; you can rappel the cliff with one rope via the Arrow bolts (watch rope ends on the last rappel), with minimal interference to ascending parties.

A pair of bolts is shared above the first pitch of Feast of Fools and Hans' Puss.

There is also a bolted rappel line at The Last Will Be First (three rappels with one rope), and many routes have anchors on trees.

There is a rappel line at No Glow (3 single-rope raps with a 60m rope).

Back in days of yore, the Arrow rappel went from a tree on the buttress to the right of the route, hanging free for almost two ropes' worth.

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43 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for h. The Arrow Wall - CCK:
Easy Verschneidung (Easy V)   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 3 pitches, 260'   
Andrew   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 280'   
Red Pillar   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 200'   
Moonlight   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 230'   
The Last Will Be First   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 230'   
Limelight   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Hans' Puss   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Arrow   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Three Doves   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Modern Times   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Annie Oh!   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   
No Glow   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 270'   
CCK Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 240'   
Keep on Struttin'   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Amber Waves of Pain   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Face to Face   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 270'   
Feast of Fools   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Nurse's Aid   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Erect Direction   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Photos of h. The Arrow Wall - CCK Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Old Arrow approach trail.  Use the New Arrow trail...
BETA PHOTO: Old Arrow approach trail. Use the New Arrow trail...
Rock Climbing Photo: The new Arrow trail.  The next trail is Hans' ...
BETA PHOTO: The new Arrow trail. The next trail is Hans' ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Arliss pulling the first roof on Feast of Foo...
Jeff Arliss pulling the first roof on Feast of Foo...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Hans' Puss trail.  The next trail is CCK
BETA PHOTO: The Hans' Puss trail. The next trail is CCK
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting Moonlight
Starting Moonlight
Rock Climbing Photo: Ty Mack starting the steeps on Supper's Ready
Ty Mack starting the steeps on Supper's Ready
Rock Climbing Photo: Erect Direction
Erect Direction
Rock Climbing Photo: Nic on Proctoscope
Nic on Proctoscope
Rock Climbing Photo: Tabo leading P1 of Three Doves 5.8+ (Gunks, NY)
Tabo leading P1 of Three Doves 5.8+ (Gunks, NY)
Rock Climbing Photo: The first pitch of Limelight.
BETA PHOTO: The first pitch of Limelight.
Rock Climbing Photo: Renee at the Arrow crux.
BETA PHOTO: Renee at the Arrow crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: At Last! I'm putting this up mainly because on at ...
BETA PHOTO: At Last! I'm putting this up mainly because on at ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Last pitch of CCK
Last pitch of CCK

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