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Bob SihlerGreat Arch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2015

Bob Sihler

Climbed this a few days ago with my son, cool and sobering to see where the split flake was pried off and sent down the mountain. Thanks to those who reported it and to those who removed it; it was easy to imagine what might have happened to a belayer at P1.

Not much to add that hasn't already been said, but I want to mention that I found the second pitch the hardest and the most run-out, and it was the area around the removed block that seemed the most so. Maybe that pitch used to be easier to protect, maybe not. And maybe I just completely missed good placements.

Still, a fun route. And the walk back down is not long as some claim. It took my 44-year-old butt and my 10-year-old son less than 30 minutes to walk back to the car.
Posted Jun 28, 2015 11:50 pm

WyomingSummitsClimbed Many times!  Sucess!


Climbed this one maybe a dozen times. Was a great "intro to friction" route!
Posted Apr 12, 2013 9:04 pm

ZachStoneGreat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2009


super fun route, great winter climbing
Posted Jul 7, 2009 4:29 pm

NCclimberBack killer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008


Climbed it with the fiance and WoundedKnee. Great pro, a nice alternative to the usual friction climbs at Stone.
Posted Mar 15, 2009 5:27 pm

WoundedKneeWhee!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008


Very fun climb. Some local climbers were surprised at how crowded it was for a winter weekend.
Posted Feb 18, 2008 10:48 am

JonWrelaxing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2000


this climb is awesome. takes great pro and is easy, secure climbing. bolted belays. great fun.
Posted Dec 21, 2007 11:10 am

EverydayExplorerClassic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2007


Absolute classic. Even if you hate friction climbing you absolutely have to climb it if you are a carolina climber.
Posted Dec 11, 2007 9:15 am

vanny37Great climb!  Sucess!


Excellent climb. Great rock.
Posted Mar 12, 2006 6:08 pm

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