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Armed and Dangerous Area (Main Cliff Left)
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Mentally Disturbed 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Chris Kreutzer, 9/20/14, special thanks to Dave Quinn for his guidance with bolting
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Chris Kreutzer on Sep 20, 2014

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Andrew starting things off right. Pretty enjoyable...


This route has a lower and an upper crux section that is separated by a few blocky moves and a ledge in the middle. The lower crux is characterized by stemming between the dihedral on the left and a small edge on the right. The upper crux consists of a few layback moves up an arĂȘte. Alternatively one can avoid the arĂȘte and climb the face by making use of some small crimps.


The route is located on the Armed and Dangerous wall. It is in the dihedral to the right of Green Mile and to the left of Juicy Fingers and Scene of the Crime.


Five bolts
There are quick clips on the anchor bolts

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By ward smith
Sep 21, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Toproped it with Chris and Dave Quinn maybe a month ago to suss out the bolt placements. Climbs much better than it looks. Given the 5.8 grade, there will probably be a line on this one in the near future.

By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Sep 24, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This thing is really fun and definitely worth getting on. Interesting climbing gets you into the corner and after that it's a fun short slab. Some of the holds have quite a bit of dirt in/on them but a quick swish with your hand and it should be good.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Sep 26, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a fun climb and a good addition, it has interesting climbing through the lower corner to cool face moves at the top. I just hope it stays dry enough to make it see some ascents
By S. Neoh
Sep 28, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

More interesting and harder than it looks from the ground. Worthy addition. Pretty good climb, 1.5 stars from me.
By George Grzyb
Sep 30, 2014

Noticed this new route this past weekend. Thought it was Juicy Fingers retrobolted and didnt feel like climbing a 5.10, so skipped it. Now I know I need to give this one a go on lead!

What kind of eye bolts are those? They look smaller than the ones I see elsewhere around Rumney.
By Chris Kreutzer
Oct 1, 2014

They are Wave Bolts,
By S. Neoh
Oct 1, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I've thought Wave Bolts are great as soon as I read an article on them about a year ago. Glad RCA decided to "stock them". Now all we need is a version that has a matte or camo finish instead of shiny and bright.
Oh, the two new glue-ins on Sky Pilot are also Wave Bolts.
By M Bageant
From: Cambridge, MA
Aug 29, 2016

Nice route, I am sure it will be popular as it gets noticed more.

I climbed directly up the enjoyable moves on the upper face, which was definitely not the path of least resistance, and felt that 5.10- was an appropriate grade.

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