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Anorexic Lycra Dog S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Another Unknown Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Armaj Das T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Ben Dover S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Blossoming Bosoms T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bye, Bye Butterfly S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Conarette S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Curtlovesugly S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Don't Go T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Flatland Therapy S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Four Men on a Rope T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fuzzy Wuzzy T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Harder Than It Looks S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jolly Jugular T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Kabuli (submitted as Talk to Your Toes) S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Kashmir S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Kayak for Sale S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lichen or Leave It T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Neck Row Feel Ya T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Par Four T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pine Nuts T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Punks and Old Men S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Roof By-Pass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Royal Rogers T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
She's a Moaner S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Squid Face aka Pine Away T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stone Age T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Stories for Boys T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Talk to Your Toes S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
To Bubb Or Not To Be T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Toy Cows in Africa S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wrestle with the Pig S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: First ascent is unknown, early 1970s
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Seasonal Raptor Closures January 1- July 31st Details

Description

"Armaj Das" is really one of the best beginner routes in the canyon. It's on par with "Staircase." Begin around left of the toe of the right-hand buttress.

Pitch 1: Climb easy cracks up right to a belay on a stance.

Pitch 2: Work up right on the slabby face and finish up right of a right-angling dihedral system.

Walk-off to the right (east).

Protection

Standard rack with a set of Stoppers and small to medium Friends.
Simon
Colorado Springs
Simon   Colorado Springs
The climbing is very straightforward. The pro on the lower half of the route IMO is not good enough to promote this as a beginner trad lead. If you lead sport confidently, then maybe. If that was the case, I think the excellent Moby Grape (easy 5.7 and great pro on 11 Mile Dome) with its fixed anchors is a better option than even Staircase (Arch). Mar 29, 2011
Buff Johnson
  5.5
Buff Johnson  
  5.5
A little more intimidating lead than Jolly Jugular, lots of flakes that make you feel as if they would slide off. Pro was not as good as I had hoped. I would say this is not "on par" with the Staircase; this route is more of a double bogey.

Used 60m to the tree ledge; used the tree for the belay, seemed solid to me. Short exposed traverse to another tree, roped up just in case, this section was 4th. Walk off to the North, didn't rap as many parties working on this rock. Jan 24, 2006
Ryan Carlino
  5.5
Ryan Carlino  
  5.5
After all the good press, I finally tried this route. I wasn't super impressed, thus the single star.

P1: Kind of a vague beginning - lots of huge holds. Just go from ledge to ledge. The only difficulty is the mental one of your pro actually being helpful in case of a fall. There is a piton about 15 feet up to ease that a little. Rope drag can be an issue as you zig-zag up. I ended P1 at the large flake/roof about 15 feet too high.

P2: The climbing finally got fun as you move around the flake/roof and lieback up to the tree. This was a little too short in comparison to the longer P1.

It would be worth trying to get to the big tree ledge with a single 60m rope. I didn't see any belay anchors at the tree ledge as mentioned above. Apr 25, 2005
Larry Shaw
  5.5
Larry Shaw  
  5.5
If you start up the steeper crack, there are a few moves harder than 5.5, but I believe the route starts just left of the crack on flakes...either way is fun and both pitches are easily combined. Jun 17, 2004
Does anyone know if Armaj Das can be done in a single pitch with a 60 m rope. Seems to me that it might be possible. Oct 20, 2003
A very straight forward route. I think the 5.5 rating is right on maybe even a little generous in lieu of the fact that School Daze is rated 5.5 and is definitely a sharper climb. This is a well protected, fairly rated, and most enjoyable climb. Oct 19, 2003
This is a very nice climb and although I would rate it three stars, it is harder than Staircase. But then it seems we started farther to the right than the route description indicates in a steeper crack system. There are belay anchors in place now at the tree at the end of the second pitch and a two bolt anchor on a big ledge just right of the first pitch belay. Sep 15, 2003