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The Arch Wall 


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Elevation: 5,000'
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: grk10vq on Mar 19, 2009
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Description 

The Arch Wall is a north/east facing slab of sharp and solid limestone.
This section of The Soul Asylum currently hosts about six to eight long and varied sport routes with grades ranging from 5.6 to 5.11

The Arch Wall is the second in a series of three relatively close areas at the Soul Asylum. You will know you've reached the wall once you spot a small limestone arch at the apex of the wall's north/east face. The route directly under this arch is the epic Arch Rival.


Getting There 

Finding the Arch Wall starts with a swift hike from the Simian Complex parking lot. From the cattle guard, drive 1.9 miles to an intersection, turn left and drive another 0.2 of a mile on bumpy, but ascendable, 2wd terrain to a small parking area on the right. Walk about 0.3 of a mile to a white metal gate. From the gate walk another 0.3 on an eroding dirt road to a deep and wide rut hosting cairns. Follow these east to the Soul Asylum's base.


Climbing Season


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',4],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Arch Wall:
Towering Inferno   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Arch Rival   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 103'   
Arch Enemy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 103'   
Nine Lives   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
White Soul Power   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Arch Wall
Starting up on small holds. <br /> <br />Photo by Zane.

Nine Lives 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  UT : Saint George : ... : The Arch Wall
A thin, tricky start through less-featured, smoother limestone with small pockets and small edges leads to steeper rock and bigger holds above. Exciting, strenuous liebacking along flake edges awaits, with the final move to the chains on welcome, slightly less steep terrain....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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