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Walk on the Wild Side - 5.4

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Easy route up the left side of the arch for arch top access. Face scramble, no bolts and no trad gear placement.

Descent Options:

rappel off arch (190 ft arch opening) - 2 bolted anchors. Two ropes needed.

Submitted by: charlenelieu on 2009-06-08
Views: 925
Route ID: 100185

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: moabfool on 2010-05-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Nice Scramble. Scary but doable.

The route is about 100 yards northeast of the arch (climber's right). Just look for the obvious crack heading up. I climbed it unroped in trail runners and I'm just an okay climber. There were some puckering moments, but over all it was pretty straight forward and solid. If you have a second climber (or a third or a fifteenth) it's posible to set up a belay or a handline.

If you came prepared to rappel (190 ft.) just traverse parallel to the cliff face back toward the arch. The scariest move is the descent to the arch. If you fall, fall to the right. A tumble at that point could have serious consequences.

At the apex of the arch is a two-bolt station. Give it a good check including the webbing and ring/quicklink. Replace slings and rings as needed. Haul out old webbing as trash.

The ride is beautiful. Get somebody to take your picture. If you didn't get enough run around and go again.

Added: 2011-01-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: charlenelieu on 2008-03-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars random climb

While hiking out of Corona Arch, met a guy carrying gear... itching to climb after being out in the Utah backcountry for (at this point) over 3 weeks, I asked if I can join in, to which he replied... "sure, but I'm not climbing, exactly." I'm rappelling off of the arch. Without thinking much of it, I went ahead and joined James Birdsley, who turned out to be a nationally ranked ultimate fighter, on a short but surreal adventure. Including this solo up the side of the arch. Slick, unprotected... pretty freaky, but what an experience.

I know this is not helpful for you looking for beta, but I just wanted to record the experience. Please try to resist the urge of hitting the "this is not helpful" button. :-)

Added: 2009-06-08