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Approaching Armageddon  

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tom Armstrong 1986 (Alan Hunter FA without bolts before that )
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Sep 12, 2010

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The BLUE webbing at the top of Approaching Armaged...


pitch: Climb the first few bolts of B-b-buttress Then cross right over Scrubbing Bubbas to belay at a pine tree.

Pitch 2: This pitch is dirty but if it was clean it would be really cool. Climb the dirty slab up to the dirty corner. Fingers in the corner interesting holds out right. Stem your way to the the anchor. I replaced some really nasty webbing at the anchor but it will likely be nasty again in 10 years when someone else climbs it, haha.


The nice corner is found high on the cliff to the right of Scrubbing Bubbas. The start is the same as B-b-buttress.


Bolts on the first pitch, regular rack will get you by.

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By Tom Bowker
From: somewhere in the USA
Oct 18, 2012

Alan Hunter did the FA without bolts
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 18, 2012

good to know i will fix that
By Eric Leclerc
From: Montreal
Jul 2, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is one of the routes I will clean one day because the top part is a cool climb. I give it 3 stars given the route wouldn't have lichen and vegetation.
Overall, it is not a huge problem.

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