Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: Bob Bickford
Page Views: 1,323 total · 9/month
Shared By: Travis Hibbard on Feb 16, 2007
Admins: Kris Gorny, chris tregge

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Description

From RCM&W

Big offwidth crack, located in the corner right of Arms Race.

Location

From North Tower, the cliff drops down, and the trail moves away from the cliff edge. For climbs in the vicinity of Arms Race, Spot a grove of tall birches while you are at the North Tower. Go to that grove, find an eroded area near the cliff edge, and pick a good spot for an 80-foot rappel. Otherwise, pick the cleanest looking area and fix a line (more than 80 feet most other areas)

Protection

Big Pro

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Rob P.
Twin Cities
Rob P.   Twin Cities
I liked this route. It has interesting overhanging fist jams in the dihedral that can be skipped using face holds on the left...but that's no fun! Sep 23, 2009
randy baum
Minneapolis, MN
 
randy baum   Minneapolis, MN
 
soooooooo CHOSSY. I can't decide what's worst: the bottom where a refrigerator-sized block came off and sliced my friends ankle to the point where he needed stitches OR the top which has two death flakes and about a truck bed's worth of sand, loose/eroding chockstones, and other assorted choss gems.

In conclusion, CHOSS. PLEASE CLEAN, ANYONE. Jul 22, 2011
If someone knows the coordinates of this route, or has a picture of the top of it, that would be appreciated. I *think* I've climbed it, but as I recall it was more like Rob's description than Randy's description....so I'm not sure if I've been on the same route. I recall the route basically being an eliminate, skip the left face holds to have an off-width climb, and I didn't recall choss. Not saying I'm looking for choss, but if there's another route I'd like to know. Jun 10, 2016
Joe E Lee
Minneapolis, MN
 
Joe E Lee   Minneapolis, MN
 
Fun route. Alpine rockish so bring more gear than you would otherwise (doubles #1-4) or climb below your grade. Rock fall should miss your belayer because the route traverses. Jun 24, 2018
Rick Kollath and I did this route in 1983/1984. I vaguely recall a short leader fall after I pulled a loose hold. We didn't think much of the route and I actually named it " Grunge Off" after a commercially available bong cleaning product I had recently purchased. Nov 8, 2018