Royal Arches

A 16-pitch Yosemite Valley classic rock climb rated 5.7 A0 or 5.10b.


  • Reference: Yosemite Valley Free Climbs by Barnes, McNamara, Roper and Snyder (Supertopo 2003)
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Length: 1.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • 5,400 ft
  • Land Manager: Yosemite National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 6
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Half Dome
  • Trails Illustrated Yosemite National Park
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