Type: Trad, TR, 75 ft (23 m)
FA: Dave Pagel
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Shared By: randy baum on Feb 16, 2007
Admins: K Ice, Kris Gorny

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Arms Race is located about 30 yards north of north tower. The top is just below an eroded area, which, in this case, is a dirt pit filled with gravel and rotten roots. It looks as though water runs through this v-shaped ditch and then down the route's upper dihedral.

The route begins on a small pedestal and then climbs a 20 foot flared crack in solid rock. The section is the crux and calls for hard-to-see beta. the climb then meanders up increasingly choosy rock for another 20 ft to a small ledge. this section's 5.9. From the ledge the climb finishes up a dirty (lichen) and chossy (loose, poor quality, and so on) dihedral that goes at 5.8.

If you dig the crux on this climb, get on the vastly superior Mr. Lean.

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Gear: two #2 camalots; singles of blue to black TCUs, #1 and #3 camalots. I did not place any nuts, as the bottom section is splitter and the top is a frickin chosspile with funky, semi-parallel cracks.