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Routes in Armando's Stilletto / Rites of Spring

Another Summer T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Armando's Stilletto T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Astrolamb T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Friendly Faces Everywhere T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Inspector Downside T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Inspector Wedget T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lizard Lounge, The T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rites of Spring T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
South Park T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Upside Downside T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: Trad, 345 ft, 3 pitches
FA: FA John Fischer, Jay Jensen 1972 FFA 2012
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Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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3 pitch corner. Stay left on the 3rd, entering the Bombay chimney. Rap with 1 70 m rope


Single set to Blue Camalot, nuts. Rapple the route.


GhaMby Eagan
GhaMby Eagan   Heaven
SWEET ROUTE, I pulled through the 11- crux by stepping in a sling.

Brought gear up to a #4 and used it a few times. Wish I had more pieces of tiny gear (purple and blue metolius) for the second pitch. The third pitch is a must do as well, funky lieback into a chimney!!!

Route is FULL VALUE. Aug 18, 2013
GhaMby Eagan
GhaMby Eagan   Heaven
Also I'd suggest rapping off of Lizard lounge for the last rappel, the second pitch is a rope eater. Also be sure you have 70m. Aug 18, 2013
Ania K.
Pasadena, CA
Ania K.   Pasadena, CA
Set to #3 Camalot should do the job; I did not place #4. Take extra small pieces as finger crack on pitch 2 consumes many of them, especially i.e. #0.3, 0.4 BD or nuts. Pitch 3 is super fun with steep crack section and a chimney!
Be careful when dropping your rope from pitch 2; it can get stuck in the bushes/ crack. Jun 29, 2017
Jeff Scheuerell
Jeff Scheuerell  
The smallest piece I placed was a red C3. I found few in the red and yellow C3 sizes were nice to have. Enjoyed this route but after doing it I will be sure not to be anywhere near the base of this when someone is on it, particularly on the 3rd pitch as well as when they are rapping. Be very cautious when leading the 3rd pitch especially nearing the traverse out left, there are a few good size rocks ready to go. Jul 3, 2017
Austin Archer
Bishop, Ca.
Austin Archer   Bishop, Ca.
Agreed. Great climb, but the last pitch definitely has some loose rock that could be a hazard if one wasn't carful. Jul 4, 2017
Rick Ziegler  
All three pitches are great. Pitch 1&2 link for a great 70 m pitch. Pitch 3 has some loose stuff that I found easy to avoid.
If the 10d rating is intimidating, pull through the crux on pitch 1 makes this a great 10a. Jun 27, 2018

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