Armory Wall Rock Climbing
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While signs are posted in the area, do not hike or climb routes that near the top of the crag. This includes any multipitch route, most of Armory Wall, and may include Village Wall, The Torture Chamber, and North Castle.
If you see a raptor diving or hear loud bird calls, you may be too close to the nest; please go somewhere else to climb. Disruption of falcons may keep them from nesting and could result in seasonal closure of the climbing area.
Note that routes Left/North of Space Pants 5.8 are very difficult to approach with a dog and "The Platform" may not be a safe area for kids or dogs depending on age and behavior.
The first route you will be able to see (Court Jester 5.8) starts in a gully with a giant chockstone (about the size of a VW Bug) suspended above the belayer's stance and has a 3' roof 2/3 up the route. This is the South East side of Armory Wall.
Continue along the base to the South West corner of this area to find start of The Pike 5.9 which is next to a tree (note that the 1st pitch of The Pike is about 5.6).
Turn the corner and follow the West side of the crag past Space Pants 5.8. The trail goes up through a "corner" between the crag and a large boulder where a tree grows. Climb up through this corner. If you brought a dog, you will have to carry/pass them up this part--quite challenging as you need your hands to climb it. Once you come up to level ground from there, go straight to find Untitled 5.7, then Catapult 5.7 just beyond a tree in a corner, or hike up "The Platform" on your Right to find Cross Bow 5.5, Sabre 5.6, and War Hammer 5.8.
Note that "The Platform" may not be a safe area for kids or dogs depending on age and behavior.
Classic Climbing Routes at Armory Wall
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