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, 270'
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'
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Midterm 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Arch Rock
The first time I was on this climb was mid June in 100F heat. Perhaps not the best conditions, because I only got hotter as I got higher.The climb starts with the technical crux, a polished finger crack. Thankfully this is short and leads to a very good ledge and rest. If you ever want to hear sticky rubber squeak, this is your climb!What follows is a great hand jamming sequence, up to the midway point of the climb. The crack slowly widens to wide hands, then to off width and finally to a...[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.