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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'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim McCarthy and Hans Kraus
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Submitted By: Chris Hillios on Oct 19, 2008

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Description 

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!).

Location 

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

Protection 

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
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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.