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Arm & Hammer 


Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 150'
Original: WI3+ [details]
FA: Al Long, Al Rubin, and Dave Hoffman 2/2/75
Page Views: 2,351
Submitted By: Dharma Bum on Aug 14, 2008

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Jason on lead, Ben on Belay on a warm day


The climb starts out easy with several ledges and ramps to rest on. The final 30 ft or so is sustained and exposed.


This climb is just left of Central Pillar and begins at the top of a drainage gully that starts near the north end of the Beaver Pond. Be careful on the approach and descent since the drainage can be quite icy and there was an injury there in 2007 requiring evacuation. At the top of the gully there is a large tree on the left. This is the base of Tendonitis, Arm & Hammer is to the right.


This climb can be thin down low in the early season, so have a few stubbies in the rack or be prepared to run it out on half driven screws. Double ropes are needed for a single rap.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the top out on Arm & Hammer
BETA PHOTO: Approaching the top out on Arm & Hammer
Rock Climbing Photo: Arm and Hammer can be done in one long pitch with ...
Arm and Hammer can be done in one long pitch with ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Arm & Hammer (right) and Tendonitis (left)
BETA PHOTO: Arm & Hammer (right) and Tendonitis (left)

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By James Maughan
From: Burnt Hills NY
Mar 5, 2016

There is a rap station far to the right about 2/3 of the way up for descent with a single 60m rope.

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