Skip to Content

Great Arch - 5.5 popular

Average Rating = 4.49/5 Average Rating : 4.49 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (125)
Premier Sponsor:
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 3.90/5
  Rock Quality 4.44/5
  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: 4949
Route ID: 755

Topo Images

Most Recent Photos (See all 26 photos)

125 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent
GoRead all 125 ascent notes

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

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: chotoken on 2012-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars First Lead

My first lead. Not too bad for the the first time. Once I got past the first pitch it was all good. The nerves settled, and it was great!

Added: 2012-05-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: mountain_to_sea on 2012-02-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars great arch

back acke

Added: 2012-04-20

... Read all 125 ascent notes