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Armed and Hammered S 
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Cheap Thrills T 
Hell is for Children S 
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Armed and Hammered 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: 7/9/04 Greg M, Luke D, Jim Finen
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Boissal on Sep 4, 2007

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  • As for all Hellgate areas
  • Park your car off of the main canyon road.

  • Description (2 cruxes) 

    Arm and Hammered is a little burl-fest that tackles a series of roofs on the face of Tower 1.

    Start with scrambling moves up a corner to a chest-height roof that can be bypassed to the right (as evidenced by the amount of chalk there, WEAKSAUCE) or tackled straight on using a tough sequence involving pinches and hidden slick feet. Once established, expect more of the same through the next couple of bulgy cruxes, culminating in some WTF insecure moves by a pine tree. Take a breath there and manage the pump through the more spaced out last couple of bolts.
    Establish on the ramp, take a look at the 2nd pitch of Cheap Thrills, consider claiming the bail biner up there then decide against it and lower from the widely separated chain anchors.

    Location 

    A&H can be found about 15' to the right of Cheap Thrills (see Ruckmans), a route easily recognizable by a steep white right-facing dihedral with a lone bolt in the middle.
    A steep broken gully/trough sits to the immediate right of A&H and the route brushes against a short sturdy pine growing about halway up this trough.

    Protection 

    7 bolts to a 2-bolts chain anchor.


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    By Tim Wolfe
    Administrator
    From: Salt Lake City, UT
    Apr 23, 2012
    rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

    Cryptic moves on steep slopers with some slippery feet on really solid rock. One of the best sport routes on this wall - definately worth doing.
    By zoso
    Jul 31, 2012

    Anyone know what the 2nd pitch of this is? The anchor was a lone bolt, so we donated a locker.
    And, no, I aint gonna buy a guide from IME. Just spill it.
    By Boissal
    From: Small Lake, UT
    Jul 31, 2012

    2nd pitch is probably P2 of Cheap Thrills. I seem to remember 2 bolt + chain anchor, weird...
    By zoso
    Jul 31, 2012

    Ah of course.

    Thanks.
    By KipHenrie
    From: centerville, utah
    Aug 4, 2012

    Great crimps with a variety of side pulls and slopey feet.