BETA PHOTO: Arch Rock from the parking lot below just inside t...
This is the 1,000', multi terraced cliff seen above the road at the Highway 140 entrance station.
"Midterm", "English Breakfast Crack", "Gripper" and "New Dimensions" are a few of the classics found here.
Park at the entrance parking lot or across the Hay. at a dirt road.
Head up to the talus then up to the base of the cliff.
Weather station 6.7 miles from here
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arch Rock:
Gripper 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Midterm 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Anticipation 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Goldilocks 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Arch Rock
Gripper 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Arch Rock
Pitch 1. This pitch is the business. Climb the flare that ends with a hardish (.9) move to a sloping ledge, enter the chimney with some difficulty, move right from the chimney to a thin hand to fingers corner. This exit goes at 10b, but what really gets you is the physical climbing below. Belay at the tree. Pitch 2. Climb some 50 feet to a ledge where you can see a hand crack about 15 feet to the right. Pitch 3 is one of the best 5.9 hand cracks in the Valley. A true jewel. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Latest Regional Forum Messages
From: San Jose
Feb 18, 2010
Day at Arch as climbing Rostrum:
Climb New Dimensions ( in 3pitches) , Anticipation, Leanny Meany, Blotto, Midterm and Gripper(p1 only) in one day and it would be same as climbing Rostrum in term of length and difficulties. Eight pitches - tree -5.11 and five -5.10.
Add English Breakfast and Supplication and it would be like Astroman?
By Bryan G
From: San Jose
Sep 27, 2011
Many of those routes are longer and harder for the grade than their respective pitches on the Rostrum. For instance, Anticipation and Leanie Meanie both feel harder to me than anything on the Rostrum. I think any party capable of that circuit would probably hike the Rostrum in under 2 hours.
As far as Astroman, I don't know because I haven't climbed it. But I'm guessing that there's nothing at Arch Rock which could adequately prepare someone for the Harding Slot.