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The first part of the traverse was easy, then the top narrowed into an edge with only three steep feet of rock to the right, below which was air. To the left were six feet of rock, then air. The only place that was not air, was precisely where I placed my hands and feet, and for my disoriented brain, I might as well have been walking on air. Turning sideways, I put my hands on the edge and sidestepped along on the wider left side. Midway across this traverse, the enormity of my position hit me like a windmill. Instinctively I looked up for a handhold, but unlike on a mountain, which always rises above you, there was only air above me here. Then my brain played another trick on me–my tingling feet told me that there was air below me as well. I had never felt like this on a mountain–trapped in midair without wings. As a trickle of sweat wound down the back of my neck, I froze.

– Gerry Roach - From Transcendent Summits - Traversing Landscape Arch in 1957

Arches and Bridges bagged by Gerry Roach

Span Name Location Class   Notes
Baby Arch UT - Arches NP - Courthouse Wash 5.6    
Ring Arch UT - Arches NP - Courthouse Wash 5.8   7X
Arch of Motion UT - Arches NP - Great Wall 5.6    
North Window UT - Arches NP - Windows 5.4   3X, 1 Solo
South Window UT - Arches NP - Windows 5.8    
Turret Arch UT - Arches NP - Windows 5.4   Both Spans, 3X, 1 Solo
Double Arch UT - Arches NP - Windows A0+5.7   Both Spans
Seagull Arch UT - Arches NP - Windows 5.8   Both Spans
Ribbon Arch UT - Arches NP - Windows A0+5.8   2X
Eagle Head Arch UT - Arches NP - Windows A0+5.8   2X
Pothole Arch UT - Arches NP - Windows A0+5.7    
Eye of the Whale UT - Arches NP - Herdina Park 5.5   2X
Herdina Arch UT - Arches NP - Herdina Park 4    
Frame Arch UT - Arches NP - Salt Wash 4   6X
Echo Arch UT - Arches NP - Salt Wash 5.2    
Bench Arch UT - Arches NP - Fiery Furnace 5.4    
Walk Thru Bridge UT - Arches NP - Fiery Furnace 3   4X
Flatiron Arch UT - Arches NP - Fiery Furnace 5.8   1st Ascent
Cloister Arch UT - Arches NP - Fiery Furnace 3   4X
Surprise Arch UT - Arches NP - Fiery Furnace 5.4   4X
Twin Arch UT - Arches NP - Fiery Furnace A0+5.9   Both Spans, 1st Ascent
Sand Dune Arch UT - Arches NP - Fiery Furnace 4   6X
Broken Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 3   6X
Magic Mystery Bridge UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 3   3X
Diamond Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.5   3X
Crystal Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 4   Both Spans, 6X
White Fin Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 3    
Landscape Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden A0+5.7   3rd Ascent
Partition Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.4   Both Spans, 3X
Wall Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.5   2X
Navajo Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 3   6X
Black Cave Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 2   Both Spans, 2X
Black Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.6   3X
Box Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.7   4X
Private Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 3   2X
Double O Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.6   Both Spans, 6X
Hidden Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.8   1st Ascent, 2X
Top Story Window UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.6    
Helmet Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.6    
Gothic Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.8   1st Ascent
Stale Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.2    
Far Out Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 3    
Big Eye Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 5.6    
Tapestry Arch UT - Arches NP - Devils Garden 3    
Anniversary Arch UT - Arches NP - Klondike Bluffs 5.2   Both Spans
Parallel Arch UT - Arches NP - Klondike Bluffs 5.2    
Inside Out Arch UT - Arches NP - Eagle Park 3   Both Spans
Corona Arch UT - Moab - Island Area 4   3X
Bowtie Arch UT - Moab - Island Area 4   3X
Gold Bar Arch UT - Moab - Island Area 4    
Pritchett Arch UT - Moab - Behind the Rocks 4   3X
Halls Bridge UT - Moab - Behind the Rocks 5.2   3X
Wilson Arch UT - Moab - Lisbon Area 3    
Musselman Arch UT - Canyonlands NP 1    
Mesa Arch UT - Canyonlands NP 2    
Dog Bone Arch UT - Canyonlands NP 3    
Buddha Eyes Arch UT - Canyonlands NP 3    
Wedding Ring Arch UT - Canyonlands NP 3   2X
Fish Eye Arch UT - Canyonlands NP 4    
Cassidy Arch UT - Capitol Reef NP 3   2X
Nels Johnson Bridge UT - Capitol Reef NP 3   Both Spans, 2X
Sipapu Bridge UT - Natural Bridges NM 5.2   4X
Kachina Bridge UT - Natural Bridges NM 4   4X
Owachomo Bridge UT - Natural Bridges NM 3   4X
Rainbow Bridge UT - Rainbow Bridge NM 4   Last Waterless Ascent
Angel Window AZ - Grand Canyon - Cape Royal 1   2X
Bridge Mountain Bridge NV - Red Rocks - Bridge Mtn 3    
Cedar Tree Arch CO - Rattlesnake Canyon 3   2X
Hole-in-the-Bridge Arch CO - Rattlesnake Canyon 2   Both Spans, 2X
Eye Arch CO - Rattlesnake Canyon 2   2X
Trap Arch CO - Rattlesnake Canyon 2   2X
East Rim Arch CO - Rattlesnake Canyon 2   2X
Tangen Tunnel CO - Boulder Flatirons 4   6X
Royal Arch CO - Boulder Flatirons 4   10X
W.C. Fields Arch CO - Boulder Flatirons 5.2   2X
Cavernous Sinus CO - Boulder Flatirons 5.2   5X
Yodeling Arch CO - Boulder Flatirons 4   3X
Dinosaur Arch CO - Boulder Flatirons 4   2X
Harmon’s Cave CO - Boulder Flatirons 3   4X
Harmonica Arch CO - Lost Creek Wilderness 2   CO’s Granite Arch
Honopu Arch HI - Kauai North Shore 4   Done at Low Tide
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