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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Boneyard


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Armed Insurection 5.10d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Rob Copeland in 2005
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the first sport route encountered left of where the Midnight Surf/Boneyard approach trail meets the cliff (at the top of the wood staircase). Bouldery start to short roof to dirty vertical face.
Rappel from the anchors unless you want your rope to turn into a twisted nightmare.
Descent: 2 bolt anchor
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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3.18 stars (65 votes)
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5.10d (72 votes)

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goodguy said on January 15th, 2007
hard 11a this will definitely make the new climber of this grade sweat
gladhander said on March 12th, 2007
I spent some time scrapping lichen off this dirty route on Saturday and now it should be more enjoyable. Great bouldery start that leads to some varied movements. Alot of the holds are greasy and this one will make for better climbing during the dry summer weeks.
pigsteak said on March 26th, 2007
keep cleaning this as you climb it. in time this will be a gem.
bcombs said on May 7th, 2007
Fun route, although I thought 11a was soft afterwards. Maybe I just had a good day?
Andrew said on May 20th, 2007
Paul3eb said on June 12th, 2007
i agree: soft, even at 10d. the move down low isn't nearly as hard as it looks and it's the hardest move on the route. fun route..
krampus said on July 8th, 2007
Definitly soft, but very cool. It may stay at 11a until all the lichen gets brushed off though.
Don McGlone said on October 1st, 2007
Added a second set of quiklinks 09/29/07.
TankAzz said on October 18th, 2007
good route, agree, it will only get better as it gets cleaned.
Shamis said on April 28th, 2009
Will be 10d when it cleans up. But that might take a decade...
ReachHigh said on July 12th, 2009
I though it felt very soft for the grade but wasn't that dirty earlier. I guess its now broken in.
jenbongo said on April 1st, 2010
For me the start was definitely an .11 - the rest maybe mid .10 with a lovely lay down rest :)
lena_chita said on October 13th, 2010
Easier than Lucey Goosey on the same wall, but much more fun. I don't know how this was ever 5.11a... if it weren't for the start I'd call it a 5.10a, but I guess with the start is a b/c? maybe?
DrRockso said on January 10th, 2017
Great route! Hard start to easier, enjoyable climbing.