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The large natural arch on the west side of King Do...


Although quite large the west side of the rock has but a handful of routes with most being on the left side of the face. Highlights here include Triumph Arch (5.11d) and the namesake arch.

Getting There 

Circle around either end of the formation to reach this side of the rock.

Climbing Season

For the Hall of Horrors Area area.

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Triumph Arch (5.11d), Joshua Tree NP.

Triumph Arch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : King Dome - West Face
Make some exposed moves off a ramp to reach a large flake and a high 1st bolt (if wanted a 0.75" cam fits into a horizontal crack before the 1st bolt). The moves just past the 2nd bolt, pulling past as bulge on thin holds, are the crux, after which the difficulty eases and the angle kicks back to less than vertical. Due to the sloping and somewhat precarious base it would be prudent to set an anchor for the belayer (pro to 1.5") or lead from the ground in one pitch.Although short this r...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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