Ascent Notes for: Army Route -
Average Rating : 4.17/5
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nice starter multipitch
Seconded the whole route. No communication after the first pitch so work out rope pull signals... and pull hard. Good route to get introduced to multipitch and placing trad gear.
Mentally daunting climb. Small Nuts and Cams, slings for small solid rocks and some nerves will get you to the top. Old route first ascented by the Army in the 1950's and it looks like what few bolts there are on the second and third pitches are about that old. Loose to the left on the second pitch, and very lose and slippery 15' with poor protection just underneath the overhang on the third pitch.
Most of the ancient bolts are still solid, one at the ledge near the top on the third pitch is bent outwards and is unusable. Best to belay the second from that ledge using the small cracks.
Downclimb 10' to the top of the ridge on the backside and then walk off following the runoff trails to the south or follow the ridge.
Overall a Fun day out.
Actually climbed this fun route numerous times back in 1973. Had to use the date above since it doesn't go back that far.