REI Community
Tower One
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Armed and Hammered S 
Bollocks S 
Brainless Conformants S 
Cause for Alarm S 
Cheap Thrills T 
Dark Star T 
Heathens S 
Hell is for Children S 
Holy Hell it's Hot S 
Little Hellion S 
Medussa S 
Pandora S 
Rezin Scraper S 
Shelter from the Storm S 
What the Hell T 
Whiskey Bent & Hellgate Bound S 

Armed and Hammered 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: 7/9/04 Greg M, Luke D, Jim Finen
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 198
Submitted By: Boissal on Sep 4, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (21)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

  • As for all Hellgate areas
  • Park your car off of the main canyon road.
  • Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed MORE INFO >>>

  • Description (2 cruxes) 

    Arm and Hammered is a little burl-fest that tackles a series of roofs on the face of Tower 1.

    Start with scrambling moves up a corner to a chest-height roof that can be bypassed to the right (as evidenced by the amount of chalk there, WEAKSAUCE) or tackled straight on using a tough sequence involving pinches and hidden slick feet. Once established, expect more of the same through the next couple of bulgy cruxes, culminating in some WTF insecure moves by a pine tree. Take a breath there and manage the pump through the more spaced out last couple of bolts.
    Establish on the ramp, take a look at the 2nd pitch of Cheap Thrills, consider claiming the bail biner up there then decide against it and lower from the widely separated chain anchors.


    A&H can be found about 15' to the right of Cheap Thrills (see Ruckmans), a route easily recognizable by a steep white right-facing dihedral with a lone bolt in the middle.
    A steep broken gully/trough sits to the immediate right of A&H and the route brushes against a short sturdy pine growing about halway up this trough.


    7 bolts to a 2-bolts chain anchor.

    Comments on Armed and Hammered Add Comment
    Show which comments
    By Tim Wolfe
    From: Salt Lake City, UT
    Apr 23, 2012
    rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

    Cryptic moves on steep slopers with some slippery feet on really solid rock. One of the best sport routes on this wall - definately worth doing.
    By zoso
    Jul 31, 2012

    Anyone know what the 2nd pitch of this is? The anchor was a lone bolt, so we donated a locker.
    And, no, I aint gonna buy a guide from IME. Just spill it.
    By Boissal
    From: Small Lake, UT
    Jul 31, 2012

    2nd pitch is probably P2 of Cheap Thrills. I seem to remember 2 bolt + chain anchor, weird...
    By zoso
    Jul 31, 2012

    Ah of course.

    By KipHenrie
    From: Farmington, utah
    Aug 4, 2012

    Great crimps with a variety of side pulls and slopey feet.

    Mountain Project

    The Definitive Climbing Resource

    MTB Project

    Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

    Powder Project

    Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
    FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About