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Alaskan Arches 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Ward Smith 6/95
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Jan 25, 2007
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Description 

Climb the corner laying it back till you can gain good stemming this is a tricky section that is tough to onsight. You will gain a nice rest as the arch leans left.reach right to clip a bolt and make a reachy (or thin) move right out of the overlap. Technical Climbing will get you out right to a corner and another rest. Climb the corner using a fingerlock and a few awkward holds. Mantel the ledge and clip the quick clips to the left.

I give the climb 4 stars due to its beautiful flow and interesting moves in a place that is more wild and peaceful than many crags at Rumney. I will be back to climb it many times.


Location 

On the front face of the cliff, there is a prominent, left-leaning arch that usually seeps at the bottom.


Protection 

5 bolts to anchor.



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By BrianWinslow
From: Concord, NH
Oct 28, 2007

Do this route. The anchors have chaines, not quick clips.

By Jason Scott Heacock
Apr 4, 2013

Such a unique, fun route!