Route: Royal Arches

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Royal Arches
Yosemite Valley, California, United States

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  Person Ascent Style Notes  
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Thomas Bukowski
Top rope - no rests Is it a top rope if John led it in one pitch and it was mostly no-fall zone? Part of our Royal Arches - Crest Jewel Direct linkup 8:15a wake 10:15a leave campsite 10:30a start alt start on RA 11:45a at penji 12:13p finish p16 1:20p at start of CJD 1:30p start route 3:20p top of p4 3:50p top of p1, crest jewel 4:45p top of p3 5:05p top of p4 7:35p top of route! Moonrise over half dome while the sun is setting whatttt *mind blown* 9:15p enter NDG 11pm back at camp  
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Thomas Bukowski
Redpoint On our way to North Dome, 1.5 hour ascent. 7:15a start from Ahwahnee parking 7:30a start RA 8:30a tree after traverse 9:05a finish RA 9:20a start hiking 10:15a bottom of ND 10:30a start route 11:05a top of p2, linked, Dave led 11:45a top of p3, Dave led, tricky routefinding 12:10p top of p4, I led 12:35p top of p5, Dave led 1:55p top of route, me: p6, Dave: p7.5 2:30p summit of north dome 6:15p back at car  
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Thomas Bukowski
Multipitch - lead crux pitches 1h30m ascent! 100% simul, did all pitches except p16 slab in approach shoes. 1:05p start 1:30p bottom of p6 2pm top of p9 2:35 top of p15 2:43p end of route 2:50p start rapping 4:20p bottom of route  
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Thomas Bukowski
Multipitch - follow crux pitches simul with jon, 3h  
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Jon Plaut
Multipitch - lead crux pitches Did the 5.8 start to avoid the crowd and, although slightly tricky to figure out, the variation wasn't terribly difficult. From there, we simulclimbed a bit and then roped up for the rest of the climb. None of the moves felt very difficult and it was all pretty chill. We started at around 8:30 and climbed until 2:45, longer than we'd wanted to take, but there was a pretty long holdup at the pendulum (there was a group of 3 ahead of us and another group of 3 that decided to just free the 10b section...definitely a cluster). The raps...  
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Thomas Bukowski
Redpoint Simul-climbed with Lotte. Did the alternate start to avoid traffic jam at chimney. After pitch 1, we started simul-climbing and never stopped. Everything was dry - the only reminder of a waterfall in the first 4 pitches was two puddles in the chimney. Made for additional incentive not to fall. Tried to find the 5.8 alternate at pitch 6 or so, but what I found looked harder that 5.8 and sketchy, so I must've not found it. Did the penju, didn't feel like pitching out to try the slab. We passed probably 6 parties, including a four-person party, taken up...  
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Thomas Bukowski
Onsight Let's see. No simul-climbing, just ran the easier sections out. Led all 16 pitches. Took a 6 foot fall onto the deck at the start of pitch 5 (foot slipped), banged left elbow, had to wait 20 mins and take some ibuprofen for the pain to subside. Pendulum was fun, wish I tried to free it though. Fucked up pitch 11, had to go back and clean a nut that caused terrible rope drag. Belayed at the wrong place on pitch 14. Pitch 16, the "psychological crux" slab, was soaking wet and just terrible. Bottom to top time was 10.5...  
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Sophia Brueckner
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Michael Butts
Onsight  
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Michael Butts
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