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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
Thu 29th Sep 2016 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Swung pitches with Nick. Did to the end of pitch 15, then rapped. 8.5 hours up (not hurrying), then 3.5 down (single 60m rappel, bit of trouble near the end). Mostly easy 5th class or 4th class. Exact pitch count/set may not match book or list above.

This climb is generally easy, route-finding is rarely difficult, and most of the rappel route is quite clear and easy -- only a bit tricky near the ledgy base.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic
Thu 29th Sep 2016
Thu 7th May 2015 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Simuled, badly. Got off route and fell on a slab move on pitch 6, Dan later fell seconding on the tree aid move and I strained my calf holding his weight.

- with Dan
Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Very Good Gee Rad
Thu 7th May 2015
Thu 30th Oct 2014 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Snagged the slab traverse, soloed some 5.7... fully awesome.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Very Good Sam Ritchie
Thu 30th Oct 2014
Wed 15th Oct 2014 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Very wandery, seemed more scrambling than climbing, but great position and views

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Good Richard Pattison
Wed 15th Oct 2014
Tue 1st Oct 2013 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

5.7 A0

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Rene Provis
Tue 1st Oct 2013
Sun 29th Sep 2013 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

My last climbing day for my trip in the valley and what a fantastic climb to finish off with. Great views of the arches, half dome and the valley.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Mega Classic Warren Price
Sun 29th Sep 2013
Wed 5th Jun 2013 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

With Laura. Pitched the whole thing in about 9 hours. Would simulclimb most of it next time. Super classic route. The swing was heaps of fun.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Mega Classic Scott Godwin
Wed 5th Jun 2013
Fri 3rd Oct 2008 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

simul with Toby

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Very Good Gareth Llewellin
Fri 3rd Oct 2008
Thu 21st Jun 2007 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

hard slab traverse for us crack climbers!

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic
Thu 21st Jun 2007
Mon 11th Jun 2007 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

First day in the valley. Simuled this climb in 5 blocks. I lead the whole time. I used the fixed gear for the penji.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Good Luke Stefurak
Mon 11th Jun 2007
Tue 14th Jun 2005 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

I led the 2nd rope in our party of 5. We did the pendulum, not the 10a slab moves.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Mega Classic Mico Archangeli
Tue 14th Jun 2005
Fri 8th Oct 2004 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

TDLD p1,3-5,7,8,10,11,13-15(15)

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Matthew L Johnson
Fri 8th Oct 2004
Oct 2004 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Did the 5.7 crack variant start, to the right of the original chimney. Some nice climbing here & there, and wonderful positions and exposure, but overall the climbing is too discontinuous to be a classic.

Was intending to free the penji, but it looked like exactly the kind of climbing I dislike (water polished slab), so we did the penji instead.

- with Sue Edwards, Ray Lassman
Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Good
Oct 2004
Fri 10th Sep 2004 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Great multi-pitch!

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Casey Jones
Fri 10th Sep 2004
Wed 26th May 2004 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

5.5 Chimney alternate start (P1+)

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Fred Mitchell
Wed 26th May 2004
Mon 17th May 2004 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Took my 9 year old daughter. her first long multi pitch. we completed the climb in 6 1/2 hours and decent in about 2 hours.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Stephen McCulloch
Mon 17th May 2004
Wed 1st Oct 2003 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

excellent route

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic dan womac
Wed 1st Oct 2003
Thu 25th Sep 2003 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

great fun

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic tyson adam burns
Thu 25th Sep 2003
Tue 15th Jul 2003 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

classic!

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic ethan jensen
Tue 15th Jul 2003
Sun 8th Jun 2003 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

great rappel with good water at the spring on top

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Trevor Haagenson
Sun 8th Jun 2003
Sat 7th Jun 2003 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

dont snag ropes on rap

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Tyson Smith
Sat 7th Jun 2003
Mon 7th Oct 2002 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

did wrong way up to top of pitch 7! Topo was missing a page!

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Mega Classic Tony Williams
Mon 7th Oct 2002
Tue 3rd Sep 2002 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Very good route. Easy early on (can simul-climb much of the bottom). Very hot by the afternoon when rappeling. I believe this climb is 5.7 if you do the pendulum and 5.10 if you don't.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Stephen Swanson
Tue 3rd Sep 2002
Fri 26th Jul 2002 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Don't take a rope

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Average Todd Segraves
Fri 26th Jul 2002
Sun 2nd Jun 2002 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

used the swing. fun vertical hiking.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Kole
Sun 2nd Jun 2002
Wed 1st May 2002 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Super fun simul climbing

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Very Good Marten Blumen
Wed 1st May 2002
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

A good intro to Yosemite

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Good Steven Lucarelli
Wed 1st May 2002
Mon 1st Apr 2002 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

amazing want to climb it again

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Mega Classic Josh Miller
Mon 1st Apr 2002
2002 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

w/ crest jewel

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Good Jason Liebgott
2002
Tue 9th Oct 2001 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

mulitible times

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Christopher Polk
Tue 9th Oct 2001
2001 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

good fun

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Very Good Luke Goldston
2001
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

only one move of 5.9 - 5.10a??

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Luke Goldston
2001
Tue 4th Jul 2000 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

soloed the pitches and set up belays for my second

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Gareth Llewellin
Tue 4th Jul 2000
Mon 7th May 1984 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

5.8 or 5.9 bolted face was a scary move off the deck it was all of a move and a half

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Good ron(rondo)powell
Mon 7th May 1984
Sun 14th Sep 1980 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

Freesolo 2:06 Car to Car before work

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Classic Scott Allen
Sun 14th Sep 1980
Sun 1st Jun 1980 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

The tree was still there then and lots of fun.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Very Good Patrick Paul
Sun 1st Jun 1980
Tue 13th Apr 2010 - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley The Royal Arches The Royal Arches Center
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

this is not 5.10, should be listed as 5.6

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Randell
Tue 13th Apr 2010
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

5.7 A1

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Mega Classic Marc Roussel
Tue 13th Apr 2010
5.7 A0 Royal Arches Route

I have done this route a few times~an all time favorite. I believe it is 5.7 and not 10a.

Trad 430m Yosemite National Park Mega Classic Michele Collins
Tue 13th Apr 2010

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