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The Armory is sufficiently distinct from the other crags at Tunnel Six to warrant this separate listing. It is located just off the stream and directly across from the tunnel. There are really five distinct crags in the area with routes on them: Nomad's Cave is furthest west followed by, The Primo Wall, The Crystal Tower, The Armory, and a newly developed crag significantly uphill from the Armory called The Conspiracy Crag. The crags close to the water are separated from each other by clear drainages that define the crags. Presently there is a tyrolean strung directly to the Armory that serves for all of the crags in this local. There are half a dozen routes at the Armory, most bolted, and most are largely difficult- 5.11+ or harder. There is also a burly trad line here as well.
Whatever approach you use to get to Primo or the Crystal Tower will work. The tyrolean is located 100 yards east of the parking.
A. Handicapable, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Armory:
Off the Couch 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Semi -Automatic 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Handicapable 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Fission aka Ken T'ank 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
The Gauntlet 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Fully Automatic 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
The Overhangover 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
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The Gauntlet 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b CO : Golden : ... : The Armory
Start with an overhung stem dihedral, crank off of a flake, and reach into the left angling and sharp finger crack in solid orange stone. Pull around the roof to difficult clip, finish with steep crimps on the narrow pillar. Sustained and overhung most of the way.Left of the sixth bolt and around the corner is another set of bolts, intended for a TR problem, currently unrated, and tentatively called "Shield of Fate". You will see why....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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