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
The Vision 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Penny Royal Arches
A Classic Higgins route up a gold colored wall!Pitch 1 - climb up a small right facing dihedral and a short 5.8 face to a two-bolt anchor.Pitch 2 - climb up right then left then back up right past three bolts heading for the left edge of a nice belay ledge. Gear belay.Pitch 3 - Gold. The money pitch. Head up and left past a bolt to a second bolt. Go straight up to a third bolt. From here traverse right(crux) to a prominent crack. Go up the crack a short ways and belay.Pitch 4 - climb the c...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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.