Great Arch (5.5*) Climber's Log

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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jun 28, 2015 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2015

Great Arch  Sucess!

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.


WyomingSummits - Apr 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Climbed Many times!  Sucess!

Climbed this one maybe a dozen times. Was a great "intro to friction" route!


ZachStone - Jul 7, 2009 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2009

Great  Sucess!

super fun route, great winter climbing


NCclimber - Mar 15, 2009 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Back killer  Sucess!

Climbed it with the fiance and WoundedKnee. Great pro, a nice alternative to the usual friction climbs at Stone.


WoundedKnee - Feb 18, 2008 10:48 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Whee!  Sucess!

Very fun climb. Some local climbers were surprised at how crowded it was for a winter weekend.


JonW - Dec 21, 2007 11:10 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2000

relaxing  Sucess!

this climb is awesome. takes great pro and is easy, secure climbing. bolted belays. great fun.


EverydayExplorer - Dec 11, 2007 9:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2007

Classic  Sucess!

Absolute classic. Even if you hate friction climbing you absolutely have to climb it if you are a carolina climber.


vanny37 - Mar 12, 2006 6:08 pm

Great climb!  Sucess!

Excellent climb. Great rock.

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