h. The Arrow Wall - CCK Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The CCK trail is just beyond the Andrew boulder. ...
Along the Cliff
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!
, 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
For this area, use the CCK trail
, the trail to the Arrow Wall
, or just past that, the Hans Puss trail
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
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.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
43 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in h. The Arrow Wall - CCK
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for h. The Arrow Wall - CCK:
Andrew 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 280'
Moonlight 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 230'
Hans' Puss 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Limelight 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Arrow 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Annie Oh! 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Three Doves 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 210'
CCK Direct 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 240'
No Glow 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 270'
Face to Face 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 270'
Nurse's Aid 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
R Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Featured Route For h. The Arrow Wall - CCK
Nurse's Aid 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
R New York
: The Gunks
: ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK
Nurse's Aid in a nice climb that launches up the wall just left of Feast of Fools. The face below the roof is challenging -- there is a scary section in an orange plaque of rock that is very difficult to protect. From here, step left and continue up and through the massive roof. Considering Gunks grades, I found this roof to be quite reasonable at 5.10c. The pitch stops at the GT Ledge.The second pitch continues up a left-facing overhanging corner system, but loose rock and lackluster climbin...[more] Browse More Classics in New York