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This looks hard! is it an old route (one of Mike Tupper's perhaps?) or is it a new school trad testpiece....The line starts on the left side of the varnished face, goes up the right slanting seam/tips crack up to the hole (which is about volleyball sized) then out and over the lip to the chains. Yikes!
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Schook
Jun 10, 2007
This looks hard! is it an old route (one of Mike Tupper's perhaps?) or is it a new school trad testpiece....The line starts on the left side of the varnished face, goes up the right slanting seam/tips crack up to the hole (which is about volleyball sized) then out and over the lip to the chains. Yikes!  
Sweet to get a little flavor on these routes. I heard a funny story about RH getting pulled off the belay stance on this one and dragged down into the cave below when the leader fell. Funny to picture, bet that was a nasty bang-up though.. Sep 23, 2011
The photo in Question is actually two routes. The first called "Arms Left" follows the wide lieback until it is possible to traverse off left to easier ground and the belay station 5.11b FA Greg Mayer. To continue up the corner above is "Strategic Arms" probably 5.12c with scary hard to get gear FA Mike Tupper. Although not really sure what you could place with modern gizmo's as I did this in the mid 80's straight sided stoppers and no top roping. Both are great routes and worth doing. Jul 6, 2008

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