OverviewCaptain Fist ascends the left side of the "tilted tower" on Arch Rock. It's a nice one-pitch rock route.
Getting ThereArch Rock (see main page) is 4.0 miles from the kiosk at the entrance to the canyon. Parking is scarce. There is a great spot suitable for one or two cars at the base of the crag. When that is full, park 1/4 mile upriver at a campground.
Hike from the road on use trails straight up to the rock wall. This may involve some scrambling and/or bushwhacking. There are a million trails here, so just pick one and keep going. When you arrive at the crag, Captain Fist is to the right of Hollow Flake, and begins under a big roof.
One pitch. See signature photo. You'll find out why this route is called Captain Fist on your first move. To protect your first 20 feet of climbing, you'll need to put your largest cam straight up into the crack in the roof above you. This is tough if you're not about 6'2" or bigger. You can always run it out around the roof if you can't reach. Once above and to the left of the roof, follow crack systems to a two bolt anchor. Rappel off or continue above on other routes.