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Topo showing pitches 5 through 15 of the Royal Arches Route (5.7). A true classic. Most of the route is clean and pretty straight forward. Just follow the chalk, fixed gear, and other climbers. Although it can get crowded, it's a worthwhile climb.
Barry on pitch one.
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Back in the day...when the "rotten log" was in place on the traverse 11th pitch. Kevin Sargent crawling across. Royal Arches
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By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Dec 15, 2012

One of you regulars ought to measure the correct dimensions of a log that would fit here again; then, from the rim lower that new log and fit it securely into place.

This would restore this route in all its glory, to its former historic context. Get rid of the pendu-fixed line contrivance!

By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Dec 15, 2012

Until his untimely death, Juan DeFuca was working on it.

www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=165828

By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Dec 15, 2013

Thanks for the link Russ--that was hilarious . . .

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Back in the day...when the "rotten log" was in place on the traverse 11th pitch. Kevin Sargent crawling across. Royal Arches

Submitted By: Mark Sgt on Sep 10, 2009
On this route:
Royal Arches (5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b )
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