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The Armory is sufficiently distinct from the other crags at Tunnel Six to warrant this separate listing. It is located just off the stream and directly across from the tunnel. There are really five distinct crags in the area with routes on them: Nomad's Cave
is furthest west followed by, The Primo Wall
, The Crystal Tower
, The Armory, and a newly developed crag significantly uphill from the Armory called The Conspiracy Crag
. The crags close to the water are separated from each other by clear drainages that define the crags. Presently there is a tyrolean strung directly to the Armory that serves for all of the crags in this local. There are half a dozen routes at the Armory, most bolted, and most are largely difficult- 5.11+ or harder. There is also a burly trad line here as well.
Whatever approach you use to get to Primo or the Crystal Tower will work. The tyrolean is located 100 yards east of the parking.
, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.
B. Off the Couch
, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
C? The Diggler
, 11+, 1p, 35', bolts.
D. Bar Stangle Spanner, 12, TR.
E. Shield of Fate, 1p, TR.
F1. Siberian Express
, 14?, 1p, 65', bolts.
F2. The Overhangover
, 13-, 1p, 65', bolts.
F3. The Gauntlet
, 12+, 1p, 65', bolts.
G. Fission aka Ken T'ank
, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
HG. Ken T'ank Low Start
, 12+, 1p, 70', bolts.
I. I Don’t Know What It’s Called, I Just Know The Sound It Makes When It Takes A Man’s Life (aka Beretta)
, 14, 1p, 40', bolts.
J. Fully Automatic
, 12+, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
K. Semi -Automatic
, 11, 1p, 50', gear.
Weather station 5.4 miles from here
11 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Fission aka Ken T'ank 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b CO
: ... : The Armory
This is a great route and far enough away from the road to be enjoyable.This route is downstream from the main Primo Wall cliff. Pass the main wall, and then pass a slab (with 5.9 and 12b routes) until you reach a wall that is almost perpendicular with the river. Someone wrote "Ken T'ank" in chalk at the base of the route. The upper portion of this wall has very cool wave shapes. Also look for a small bush halfway up the wall. The route moves up through thin crimps to a toss to a sloper. The...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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Admins: Route sorting for this area is a little out of order. The Diggler belongs on the far left, and Semi-Automatic belongs on the far right.