Type: Sport, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: 7/9/04 Greg M, Luke D, Jim Finen
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Shared By: Boissal . on Sep 4, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details
Access Issue: As for all Hellgate areas Details

Description (2 cruxes)

Arm and Hammered is a little burl-fest that tackles a series of roofs on the face of Tower 1.

Start with scrambling moves up a corner to a chest-height roof that can be bypassed to the right (as evidenced by the amount of chalk there, WEAKSAUCE) or tackled straight on using a tough sequence involving pinches and hidden slick feet. Once established, expect more of the same through the next couple of bulgy cruxes, culminating in some WTF insecure moves by a pine tree. Take a breath there and manage the pump through the more spaced out last couple of bolts.
Establish on the ramp, take a look at the 2nd pitch of Cheap Thrills, consider claiming the bail biner up there then decide against it and lower from the widely separated chain anchors.


A&H can be found about 15' to the right of Cheap Thrills (see Ruckmans), a route easily recognizable by a steep white right-facing dihedral with a lone bolt in the middle.
A steep broken gully/trough sits to the immediate right of A&H and the route brushes against a short sturdy pine growing about halway up this trough.


7 bolts to a 2 widely spaced bolts+chain.


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