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Strategic Arms 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Greg Mayer, Mike Tupper 1986
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Oct 7, 2013

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Description 

Climb the big corner, and where the wall steepens, continue up the awesome zig-zagging finger crack until it makes sense to pull around the overhang left. Ten more feet up a 5.6 slab to the anchor.

Protection 

Double rack to 7".


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By Matt Kuehl
From: Las Vegas
Oct 11, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Great climb. Leave the #6's at home and beware of birds!
By D.Burd
Oct 18, 2013

I am taking it off my rack right now.
By monkeyvanya
From: Denver, CO
Apr 19, 2017
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13

Sustained; spicy, but safe; has an amazing flow and works the whole body.
I had 2x#4, #5 and #6 and definitely appreciated having each one of these. In fact, had to back-clean #5 from lower section to use after #6. But I'm mediocre at ow.
You can dog the top with decent RPs, so don't be intimidated to jump on it. Placing them on lead, however, is way pumpy and fall looks fine, so just figure out the beta and gopher it to the anchor.

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