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Routes in Strategic Arms Wall

Arms Left T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Arms Race S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Disarmament S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Divide and Conquer S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
False Flag S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Honeycomb S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Intercontinental Breakfast S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Leave out the Salt S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Lost S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
SALT S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Salted Wounds S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Sands Trap S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Strategic Arms T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 95 ft
FA: Michael Kimm, August 2013
Page Views: 649 total · 12/month
Shared By: Michael Kimm on Oct 7, 2013
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

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Start 20 feet right of Disarmament, under a squeeze chimney. Climb the chimney with many face holds around it. At the third bolt, where the line splits, take the left bolt line (going straight up) and fight your way up and over a bulge with poor feet. Climb the slab above, and when the wall steepens, use opposing flakes and specific feet to gain an angling flake of jugs. Up in the varnish, follow the line up and slightly left, finally arriving at the high anchor. A long technical route.

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13 bolts to anchors.

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Aimee Rose
Bend, or
 
Aimee Rose   Bend, or
 
Felt like 5.10+ to me. Nov 24, 2017
Michael Kimm
Las Vegas, NV
 
Michael Kimm   Las Vegas, NV
 
Okay, so I finally got around to going back up to suss the damage... SALT seems completely intact to me, still sitting at a comfortable 10+. Tons of chalk on it too; someone (or many someones) have given it a good many gos it seems. Feels more solid than the first ascent too.. cleaning up well! May 10, 2014
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
This route has gotten harder since the FA- looks like a pretty crucial hold snapped off. I had to pull through down low, and eventually bailed higher up (free biner for someone!). Not sure of the grade now- probably 5.11 something. Oct 11, 2013
Matt Kuehl
Las Vegas
 
Matt Kuehl   Las Vegas
 
Cool positioning with some good moves... but lots of very breakable holds, most of which are crucial to the route. Might get better with time, but there is still a lot of crunch left Oct 9, 2013