Penny Royal Arches Rock Climbing
Wayne Campbell on The Vision
South facing uncrowded area.
Located south of Pywiack Dome. Locate cliff (note the distinctive arch). Approach can be made by hiking toward the base of Pywiack Dome (as for Dike Route, Zee Tree, etc) then making a bee line for Pennyroyal Arches or by parking a bit further down the road, directly across from the formation, figuring out which is the route du jour, then head up through the hopefully not too marshy meadow (late season better for this approach perhaps, or, a dry summer) then pick right or left of the arch. Open trees, some brush, but, fairly easy approach off trail.
Climbing Season For the Pywiack Area area.
Weather station 9.2 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Penny Royal Arches
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Penny Royal Arches:
White Slab 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
R Trad, 3 pitches, 450'
Penny Lane 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
Euphoria 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
R Trad, 4 pitches, 700'
The Vision 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 500'
Featured Route For Penny Royal Arches
Penny Lane 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b California
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Penny Royal Arches
This route includes gear-protected crack climbing, bolt protected face climbing and a fun roof.Pitch 1 - head up and slightly left on a short headwall and gain a crack which runs up the face. Climb this crack for a short bit then traverse right into another crack which runs longer up the face. Follow this crack for about 100' to the belay which takes a #2 and #3 Camalot. This pitch is about 215' so if you have a 60m rope you will need to simulclimb with the follower on easy terrai...[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: Pennyroyal Arches from the road.
By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 8, 2009
The approach takes about 45 min. Longer than it looks from the road. Stay in the big trees directly below the exfoliation flake arches; stay away from the scrub trees on either side.