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Armor Plated 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Mark Rolofson, August 26, 2004
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Submitted By: Ben Collett on Sep 22, 2006

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    Just left of Dozer Rage lies an even more bouldery and less continuous route. Follow two bolts traversing left into the jug on Dozer Rage and make a huge move over the lip of the roof where a 3rd bolt awaits you. Stand up over the roof, passing a 4th bolt and you're done.


    4 bolts to chains.

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    By Jason Haas
    Jun 20, 2017
    rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

    Different, but certainly no harder than Blue Flame, IMO. I really thought no harder than 11c. Not trying to be a tough guy and downgrade a full number grade, but you reach from a jug to a decent sloper, lock in the bomber heelhook and reach to a decent to poor hold. Then bump to a jug. I warmed up on this route, and I legitimately had more difficulty on The Harder They Come than this thing. Perhaps it's a size thing. I'm tall (but overhangs and roofs are my biggest weakness), and I have fat fingers (so The Harder They Come was tough to get my tips in - but I'm also best at cracks). Regardless, I thought it was as fun as anything else at this wall even with all the sharing of common ground.
    By Mark Rolofson
    Jul 16, 2017
    rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

    First ascent: Mark Rolofson on August 26, 2004. I repeated the climb months to a year later. I haven't been back in over a decade, so I won't insist that the grade I gave it of 5.12b/c is correct. It definitely felt harder than Blue Flame or The Harder They Come. It is short, but I find it hard to believe this route is only 5.11 & not at least 5.12a/b.

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