|h. The Arrow Wall - CCK
Along the Cliff
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Main Features: The Arrow Wall itself is a popular area, for good reason: it's packed with classic routes that travel over truly beautiful rock, including Three Doves, Annie Oh!, Limelight, and Arrow itself. Staying on the GT ledge, either in the Arrow area or above Andrew (don't miss Moby Dick), and climbing multiple upper pitches makes for a great day in this area.
This area starts at the height of land past the Thin Slabs area, where you'll find Red Pillar. The hits just keep coming: after Arrow, look up to the huge roofs of Suppers Ready, and the distinct roof and arete of Feast of Fools that Hans' Puss traverses so nicely. A few routes later you'll find a massive right-facing corner of Andrew.
Meander on down the cliff: the next big left-facing corner is the classic airy 5.6 of Moonlight, and up a short incline you'll find the big right-facing corner of Erect Direction, with Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK) just to the right. We'll end this area at the far (right) end of the wall past CCK, with the testpiece Modern Times. Past this is the huge cleft and buttress of High Exposure.
Approach: The trail to the Arrow Wall heads up just where the talus spills onto the carriage road as it jogs ever-so-slightly to the right (pic to follow in spring).
CCK and neighbors are approached by the next trail up from the carriage road (a picture will *really* help here) - it's the next trail after you spot the huge Twilight Zone roof, which is just next to Andrew.
Descent: The Arrow wall sports bolts at the clifftop where Three Doves and Annie Oh! meet, and at Arrow. There are bolts at the GT for Arrow; you can rappel the cliff with one rope via the Arrow bolts (watch rope ends on the last rappel), with minimal interference to ascending parties.
A pair of bolts is shared above the first pitch of Feast of Fools and Hans' Puss.
There is also a bolted rappel line at The Last Will Be First (three rappels with one rope), and many routes have anchors on trees.
Back in days of yore, the Arrow rappel went from a tree on the buttress to the right of the route, hanging free for almost two ropes' worth.
Steep Hikin': 5.8+, PG
Red Pillar: 5.5, G
Deep Lichen: 5.10, X
Hawkeye: 5.9+, PG
Three Doves: 5.8+, PG
Annie Oh!: 5.8, PG (**)
Road Less Travelled: 5.9-, PG
Limelight: 5.7, PG
Arrow: 5.8, PG (**)
Quiver: 5.9, PG
Easy Verschneidung (Easy V): 5.2, G
Cold Turkeys: 5.9-, G
Nurse's Aid: 5.10, R
Suppers Ready: 5.12-, PG
Hans' Puss: 5.7, PG (**)
Feast of Fools: 5.10, PG (**)
Too Old to Know Better: 5.9, R
Proctoscope: 5.9+, PG
Snagglepuss: 5.8, PG
Proctor Silex: 5.9+, PG
Silhouette: 5.7+, PG-R
Man's Quest for Flight: 5.8, PG
Traverse of the Clods: 5.8, PG
Skeletal Remains: 5.11+, X
Twilight Zone: 5.7 A3, PG
The Best Things in Life Aren't Free: 5.12+ A4, PG
Andrew: 5.4, PG
Goldner's Grunge: 4, G
Android: 5.10-, PG
Three Vultures: 5.9, PG
Face to Face: 5.9, PG
No Glow: 5.9, PG
Shell Shock: 5.10+, PG
Wop Stop: 5.11-, PG
Keep on Struttin': 5.9, PG-R
Step Lively: 5.9+, PG
Moonlight: 5.6, PG
Point-Blank: 5.12, R
Erect Direction: 5.10, PG
Crack'n-Up: 5.11+, PG-R
Updraft: 5.5, G
Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK): 5.8, PG
CCK Direct: 5.9, PG
Diana: 5.8-, PG
Ken's Blind Hole: 5.6, PG
Unholy Wick: 5.8, G
Lost and Found: 5.7, PG
The Last Will Be First: 5.6, PG
Strolling on Jupiter: 5.10+, PG-R
Exit Stage Left: 5.9, PG
Jim's Gem: 5.8, PG
Modern Times: 5.8+, PG
Psychedelic: 5.8+, PG
38 Total Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for h. The Arrow Wall - CCK:
Moonlight 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 230'
Hans' Puss 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Limelight 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Arrow 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Annie Oh! 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Three Doves 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 210'
No Glow 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 270'
CCK Direct 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 240'
Nurse's Aid 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
R Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
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