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Great Arch - 5.5 popular

Average Rating = 4.49/5 Average Rating : 4.49 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (127)
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Bill Chartfield, Fess Green (1965)
Rock (Trad)
G
3
Hand sized crack accepts pro - will eat up as many small cams as you like. Several trees to sling.
400
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.92/5
  Rock Quality 4.46/5
  Scenery 4.48/5
  Fun Factor 4.55/5

Description:

The most obvious line anywhere. One of the few features on the mountain. Total classic. Will accept as much pro as you care to place. Climb has three bolted rap/belay stations. First one is between trees 1 and 2 at a small ledge. Second is at the fourth tree and the third is just after the crack ends. A fourth set of anchors gets you off Tree Ledge. Just above the second belay station the crack narrows to nut size. The rest of the crack is between #0.5 and #2 Camelot.

Submitted by: bulldog on 2002-03-12
Last Modified: 2011-03-29
Views: 5485
Route ID: 755

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
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  Scenery
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Red Point Red Point ascent by: rocloco on 2016-04-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Classic Layback

Nothing to say about the route that hasn't been said.

I led the 2nd pitch back in '06 on a road trip and came back last weekend to lead all 3. I have been climbing very little the last 6 years, no trad whatsoever, so this was a safe & easy but still exhilarating lead for my first time out in ages...it didn't disappoint.

Added: 2016-04-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: wkfegler on 2014-10-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Not my best day

Had a difficult time with this route today and didn't seem as easy as the first time I climbed it. Perhaps I am getting old or my head was not in the game. Bailed after the first pitch.

Added: 2014-10-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jasile on 2013-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun route

Easy friction slab climbing but long and a lot of fun. Great new bolts/rings at the right height ~35m apart. You need a 70m rope if you want to rap down on a single.

Added: 2013-07-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: wkfegler on 2013-06-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars I loved it

Great fun leading this route, the 3rd pitch was a little wet to make it a little more interesting

Added: 2013-06-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: MonkeySpank on 2012-10-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Beautiful Fall Day

With the leaves changing color at this time of year, the Park was packed. We started out around 9:30 and beat the crowds, climbing with partner Evan. The views from the top were awesome, with sunny skies, no wind and temps in the 50s-60s. As it warmed up, ladybugs swarmed the South Face!

Added: 2012-10-21

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