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Penny Royal Arches  


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Location: 37.8409, -119.43998 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Aug 22, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Pennyroyal Arches from the road.

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Description 

South facing uncrowded area.

Getting There 

Located south of Pywiack Dome. Locate cliff (note the distinctive arch). Approach can be made by hiking toward the base of Pywiack Dome (as for Dike Route, Zee Tree, etc) then making a bee line for Pennyroyal Arches or by parking a bit further down the road, directly across from the formation, figuring out which is the route du jour, then head up through the hopefully not too marshy meadow (late season better for this approach perhaps, or, a dry summer) then pick right or left of the arch. Open trees, some brush, but, fairly easy approach off trail.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.2 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Penny Royal Arches:
White Slab   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 450'   
Euphoria   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 4 pitches, 700'   
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Penny Lane 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Penny Royal Arches
This route includes gear-protected crack climbing, bolt protected face climbing and a fun roof.Pitch 1 - head up and slightly left on a short headwall and gain a crack which runs up the face. Climb this crack for a short bit then traverse right into another crack which runs longer up the face. Follow this crack for about 100' to the belay which takes a #2 and #3 Camalot. This pitch is about 215' so if you have a 60m rope you will need to simulclimb with the follower on easy terrai...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 8, 2009
The approach takes about 45 min. Longer than it looks from the road. Stay in the big trees directly below the exfoliation flake arches; stay away from the scrub trees on either side.
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