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Armed Robbery 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: EFR,BKy,CGh,'88
Season: Year round but summer is warm
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Mar 6, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Chen entering the ninja on Armed Robbery

Description 

Easier after the first 15 feet but sustained and steep long but safe fall potential. In 1988 we had two starts to this route. The left is 5.11 and the right is 5.11+. The right start now has an independent finish. The line is called Climb Spree and is still 11+.

A new start that begins below the crack (Crime and Punishment) and uses small holds to reach the same good ledge as the original start. Not any easier but if you are sick of the original start it is different. Clip the first bolt of the route then come down and start to the left.

Location 

Just right of Crime and Punishment.

Protection 

New bolts added to the starts and anchors at the lip to reduce rope wear for those that lead it. Can be top-roped by using the old anchors but wears on the rope a little. You can rap to new anchors from old ones.


Photos of Armed Robbery Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Working on setting up TRs before dark.
Working on setting up TRs before dark.
Rock Climbing Photo: nice steep jugfest.
nice steep jugfest.
Rock Climbing Photo: Layback beta
Layback beta
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike crushing. Awesome route!
Mike crushing. Awesome route!
Rock Climbing Photo: start of armed robbery
start of armed robbery
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan on Armed Robbery
Dan on Armed Robbery
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing IS resting. Photo by Brian Kristofitz
Climbing IS resting. Photo by Brian Kristofitz
Rock Climbing Photo: derek at the chains
BETA PHOTO: derek at the chains
Rock Climbing Photo: My first lead on Armed Robbery
My first lead on Armed Robbery
Rock Climbing Photo: Chelsea dialing in the start on armed robbery
Chelsea dialing in the start on armed robbery
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric Rhicard warms up on the newly sportified Arme...
Eric Rhicard warms up on the newly sportified Arme...

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By joshf
From: missoula, mt
Oct 25, 2007

fun climb. Hidden holds throughout make it a lot easier. nice big holds for the most part with the crux at the beginning. if your tall you can skip the .11 part and deadpoint the rail strait up. i'm about 6.4 and i didn't need to jump or anything. otherwise the start is a bouldery .11. all these climbs are great to push yourself on because they are all air and the rock is fantastic.
By Boodge Nomchompski
Mar 9, 2008
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

This is a ridiculously fun route!
By jbak
Jan 19, 2009
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Did this route again yesterday and thought "why do I only give this thing 2 stars ?...it's great...good moves, action all the way, (chains could be longer though !)". So now I give it 3.
By Derek Anderson
From: Tucson,AZ
Dec 7, 2009

I love the quality of the routes in this area !! This climb is amazingly fun!
By Adam Block
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 22, 2009

I love this route, one of my favorites on Lemmon.
By dale polen
From: arivaca, az
Dec 29, 2010

Great climb. Dereck good job on this.
By J tot
From: Tempe, AZ
Oct 10, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

great climb.

Route IS taller than 45'
By 1Eric Rhicard
Mar 22, 2014

Replaced the last two Original bolts on this climb with 1/2 inch ASCA bolts right after Aleix took a 20 footer on to the top one. So little rust and almost no damage convinces me they would have been good for a lot longer.
By Austin Sobotka
From: Tucson, AZ
May 15, 2015
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

A good route, although it didn't quite live up to its hype for me. The upper section, in particular, wasn't very enjoyable. That being said, the first few moves are pretty great and the very short lived finger-lock is cool.
By AlexBurton
Feb 8, 2016

This route is extremely fun! I needed to Dyno the initial part, and for the most part it was hard to find hand placements. Once you get the hand holds they are wonderful. Over hang makes this route pumpy so I would flash this as fast as possible. Definitely try this when you are at prison camp.