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Strong Arm With the Lads 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jim Howe, Jim Haisely, Keith Maas 1989
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Submitted By: Spencer Anderson on Oct 14, 2004

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Mark Graham at the first cruxy bit.


Strong Arm with the Lads is the first line of bolts after the large boulder as the trail progresses westward up the trail. If you're looking for a climb with fun powerful moves, this is your ticket. Two good roofs and slab in-between, who could ask for more? It could probably get three stars if it weren't for the messy anchoring system at the top. We need it replaced with chains.


8 bolts; two more at the top with (as of now) questionable slings through them and 2 rap rings.

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By Dave Wachter
Jun 3, 2008

Great route. Steep and juggy.
By Abandoned User
Sep 13, 2008
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Ruckman guide has this at 11a.
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Jul 28, 2012

Almost as good as its neighbor, Stone Ground, but much easier. This felt like 10b compared to that one, but soft 11a sounds about right. Jugs, jugs, jugs. Find the good holds over the roof and you're home free.
By Kurt Howes
Sep 2, 2013

If you go straight up over the roof, in the bolt line, then it's a full value 5.11. I think most, based on the chalked holds, clip above the roof and then move out right into 10.d terrain. I recommend clipping from the left hand jam then continue to move straight up. Both variations are fun!
By dnaiscool
Apr 22, 2015

One of the best routes at the Millstone!! Killer, steep climbing on solid holds with fun stretchy movement. Going right to pass the roof, and then heading back left is a notch easier...and it is simply more enjoyable movement.

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