Royal Arch Trip Report

Negotiating the ledgeRalph Carabetta shares his experience hiking the Royal Arch Route. Here’s a tasty excerpt:

THE LEDGE is Scary. Adrenaline overdose with the shakes. Sour stomach. First attempt gets both feet on the ledge, then a quick turnaround and a leap back. Better luck next time. If you look at it for long it ain’t gonna happen. How the hell can you do this with a pack on? Belayed (such as it was) everyone else across and roped the packs. Nervous, almost hysterical laughter when all are safe on the other side.

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