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Location: 39.9822, -105.2906 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Royal Arch on a foggy morning

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Description 

The Royal Arch is one of the Flatirons' main hiking destinations. It also provides a couple of fun routes that lead you to the very thin and exposed summit.

This climb is sure to draw ooohs and ahhhs from the hikers beneath you, but may also leave you exposed to questions such as: "How did the ropes get up there in the first place?". Make sure your answers are well rehearsed...

Getting There 

The Royal Arch can be reached a number of ways. The simplest one is to follow the Royal Arch trail which starts at the Bluebell Shelter

The East face route of the Royal Arch is a great way to finish a scramble up the Regency (see Regency description) since the route starts some 100+ feet below the arch proper, below the West face of the Regency.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Royal Arch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Royal Arch:
East Face/Royal Arch   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For Royal Arch
Rock Climbing Photo: the first in a free soloing sequence

West Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Royal Arch
A fun, short route on the west buttress of Royal Arch (the photo shows the west buttress, but from the southeast). Start on the west side of this buttress, which is quite steep at the bottom. The first 20' is the crux and is difficult to protect. Fortunately as you get higher it gets much easier and soon you are on the top. This pitch is less than 100' long.To descend, downclimb the east face route until you can escape to the south....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Royal Arch framing the 3rd Flatiron.
The Royal Arch framing the 3rd Flatiron.
Rock Climbing Photo: Royal Arch in the freezing drizzle and fog, Octobe...
Royal Arch in the freezing drizzle and fog, Octobe...
Rock Climbing Photo: Royal Arch in the freezing drizzle and fog, Octobe...
Royal Arch in the freezing drizzle and fog, Octobe...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Royal Arch taken from the 4th Flatiron route.
The Royal Arch taken from the 4th Flatiron route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Royal Arch.
Royal Arch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Turkey vulture spotting prey from summit of Royal ...
Turkey vulture spotting prey from summit of Royal ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Royal Arch from the 3rd Flatiron.
Royal Arch from the 3rd Flatiron.

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