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Armory, The Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.5616, -111.7014 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Armory is a secluded pile of cobble in an area of Maple Canyon I would guess is rarely visited by climbers and a bit uncharacteristic of the area. The rock is lichen covered and a bit loose in spots and has no shade and a long approach. Probably not what the typical Maple climber is after.

Getting There 

Hike up Middle Fork trail for 30 or 40 minutes from the main parking area. Continue past the arch and look for the Armory on your right as you turn the corner right toward the aspen grove ahead; straight or left is the Summit trail.

Climbing Season

For the Middle Fork area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Armory, The

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Armory, The:
Slamfire   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   
Lock n' Load   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 365'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Lock n' Load

Lock n' Load 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Utah : Maple Canyon : ... : Armory, The
The main description for The Armory on Mountain Project does not do this cliff justice at all. In the guidebook, Darren and Christian write, "the rock on this wall is as good as it gets for Maple". The first 200' of the the wall is a beautiful, silvery, unbroken single plane of rock. All routes offer a variety of climbing; from slightly low-angle slab, to dead-vertical edging, to pockets of courtesy steep sections. Facing due west, there is morning shade until around 1-2PM and sun ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By clive curson
Jun 30, 2016
In fact The Armory enjoys shade in Summer till about 1.30 pm.
By tyler bostwick
From: Ogden, UT
Aug 12, 2017
Additional directions to the Armory:
Once you get to the fork in the trail, DO NOT HEAD TOWARDS THE ARCH, follow the sign for "LOOP" trail to the right, stay on the trail for about 10 minutes, when you see a sign for "right fork", head towards right fork and look for a goat trail heading towards the backside of a large outcropping, this is the Armory. Bushwhacking is required.

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