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Armadillo's Delight 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Dick Williams and Peter Darmi
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Submitted By: Simon Thompson on Apr 22, 2014

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Description 

Covered in lichen. Could be better if cleaned up quite a bit but cannot be recommended at the moment.

Climb up small corner/face to a rest stance (5.7, unprotected). Move up the face aiming for two tiny right-facing corners. Climb past a difficult section (5.9 PG-R) trending slightly right and up past smaller overhangs, to a stance beneath the final overhang. Pull the overhang just right of its widest part (5.10b/c G) or escape right and up (5.6).

Location 

From the GT ledge, halfway between the last pitches of High Coroner and Nemesis, at a short right-facing corner.

The line moves up on lichen, frustratingly close to cleaner rock.

Protection 

Normal Gunks rack. Pro gets better towards the top, but many of the lower gear placements are in very dirty cracks.


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By Eugene Kwan
Jun 3, 2014

Seemed well-protected, relatively clean, and pleasant to me. A great finish to Nemesis. (At least, it felt well protected after Nemesis...) Not sure why this gets the "bomb" icon.
By Simon Thompson
From: New Paltz, NY
Jun 3, 2014

I thought I followed the route as described in grey Dick exactly but found the pro to be questionable and the holds lichen-covered. Maybe I was off-route? Or maybe different strokes for different folks...
By JSH
Administrator
Jun 3, 2014

Eugene, might you have done the last pitch of Anguish? Seems like there's some confusion over above-the-GT pitches up there.

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