A direct start that starts on top of Washington Column and meets Crest Jewel at the end of it's first pitch. New in 2002 Topo and beta available only online here. Great climbing that makes for a 14 pitch Crest Jewel Direct experience.
Submitted by: karlbaba on 2002-08-03
Route ID: 21537
simul-climbed royal arches in under 3hrs. got lost on the approach to the regular start and ended up doing the direct. pulled on some draws at the crux. a never ending slab. finished in the dark and hiked back to camp 4 via the falls trail. delirium set in.
This beautiful route was part of a wonderful experience climbing the Arches then Crest Jewel Direct leading into Crest Jewel <a href="http://member.newsguy.com/~climbing/Crest_Jewel_Direct.html"><b>read the trip report.</b></a>