Elevation: 787 ft
GPS: 43.802, -71.837 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 163,743 total · 867/month
Shared By: Lee Hansche on Mar 23, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

Description

A short walk from the main area of Main Cliff, this wall is a sub-section of Main Cliff that deserves its own description.
I've titled the description after its most popular route, Armed and Dangerous, and Off My Medication (5.10b), one of many worthwhile climbs in this section. This area has seen many new routes and a few retro-bolted routes since the last guidebook was published. The climbing is varied but typically pumpy and encountering steepness somewhere on the route. Yet another wall of awesome 5.10s (and more) without having to hike your butt off.... gotta love Rumney.

Other than Armed and Dangerous (the full name is rarely uttered in decent conversation), some great routes are, Cereal Killer (5.11c), Scene of the Crime (5.10a), Sesame Street (5.10c, recently fully bolted) and more.

Look for signs as to whether this section is closed for nesting peregrines in the spring and summer.

Getting There

From Main Cliff proper, hike left/west along the cliff base climbing down a steep section of trail and up a little till you see the cliff most note worth will be the overhang atop the slab and the cave under Cereal Killer.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Armed and Dangerous (Main Cliff Left)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 326
The Big Easy
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 280
Toxic Gumbo
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 201
The Maltese Falcon
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 134
Mentally Disturbed
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 743
Metamorphosis
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 212
Men In White Suits
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 264
Green Mile
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 391
Scene of the Crime
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 214
Arugula, Arugula
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 839
Armed and Dangerous, and Off My…
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 319
Sesame Street
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 314
Clusterphobia
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 65
Flying Squirrel
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 240
Cereal Killer
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 152
Mitosis
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Big Easy
 326
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Toxic Gumbo
 280
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Maltese Falcon
 201
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mentally Disturbed
 134
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Metamorphosis
 743
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Men In White Suits
 212
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Green Mile
 264
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Scene of the Crime
 391
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Arugula, Arugula
 214
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Armed and Dangerous, and Of…
 839
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sesame Street
 319
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Clusterphobia
 314
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Flying Squirrel
 65
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cereal Killer
 240
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Mitosis
 152
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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