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Men At Arms 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13 [details]
FA: Jim McCarthy and Hans Kraus
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Submitted By: Chris Hillios on Oct 19, 2008

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Head straight up the dark face left of the Try Again's left-facing corner up, just right of the overhanging corner (you'll be just a couple of feet from Try Again). Head back left about 6 feet to just below a small roof. Place a small nut, and head up just left of the grassy seam. Once you pull up over the roof, it's good to have a small C3 or green alien. Continue up a balancy move (or 2) then head directly right to the shared chains (but don't forget to protect your second!).


Start at the Try Again left-facing corner, down and right from the Mac Wall.


Standard Rack with double small nuts, and doubles on small cams or 2 for the crux ... limited gear options as you pull the roof and the balance crux above.

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By lucander
From: Stone Ridge, NY
Mar 10, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Good write up for this route, I followed the description in the Grey Dick, which advised me to build a belay on a tiny stance with small gear. A 5.9/.10- move came right after the belay, I would have crashed into my partner and compromised the integrity of our less than perfect anchor (read: aided through on little c3 cams). After that, I climbed pretty much straight up to the GTL. This got interesting, as rock quality was okay but fallen trees attached to not much were pointing downward aimed at me like a missile. Big lumps of mushroom shaped unconsolidated dirt. Ick.

In short, keep you head together for the move of the ledge down low, bust a right to the Try Again anchors at the top, and enjoy this otherwise fine climb.
By Dan Flynn
From: MA
Jul 1, 2011

I got to the stance at the end of P1 (according to Grey Dick), and like lucander decided there was no way to build a solid belay there. Went up right around short corner, then back left towards blunt arete. Lots of possible paths on the face, just keep moving up to the top.
By Pawel Janowski
From: WA
Apr 12, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

No need to build an intermediate anchor. Just go all the way to the Try Again chains.

I can't decide if I like this climb: the moves are fun but you keep zigzagging left and right. I guess it's a great climb if you like making diagonal reaches.

The Trapps app has a fairly accurate picture of the line.

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