Armada HS 4a
[me leading through the 1st pitch crux armada hs 4a, 3 kb]30m. 1) 4a/b. Climb the slabby corner, passing a hanging flake, to a tree and flake belay.
2) 4a. Awkwardly climb the wide chimney to the top. They donít teach you this on climbing walls...

Photo: me leading through the 1st pitch crux armada hs 4a © rockpool
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Paul P1 Me P2
JulesClimbs - AltLd rpt - 21/May/15 with Paul

Hidden - AltLd - 10/May/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/15

Pitch 2. The cheeky chimney is great value! The further in you go, the more secure, but the less likely you are to make upward progress! All in approach shoes (one nearly came off on pitch 1).
Merlin - AltLd rpt - 17/Sep/14 with Alex Thurstons

Alex Thurstans - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/14

rockferret - 2nd rpt - 07/Jul/13 with Richard

ian 1st, myself 2nd. awesome route really enjoyed.
MrWiggles - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with Ian Hendy

lmacey - AltLd - 19/Jun/13 with Pete campion

surf1nal-kern0w - 2nd - 19/Jun/13

JonHarvey - AltLd rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Richard Nurse

Lauren Davies - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Dave Moir

a bit damp and slippery,Ian did well to lead it in his approach shoes (he forgot his rock shoes again)
whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/12 with Dilwat

In approach shoes. First pitch holds the crux, although the chimney gives different less elegant challenges. Tough for HS.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/12 with Tom M

In one. Got spat out of the bottom of chimney a few times. If you do it wrong its horrible. Do it right its lovely! Nice [v hard for 4b] moves on P1, bridge!! Cracking route
Cheese Monkey - Lead RP - 16/Nov/12 with Ian M

Ian Miller - 2nd - 16/Nov/12 with Ben Darby

jarodbishop - AltLd - Sep/12 with Paul

rockpool - AltLd rpt - Sep/12 with jarod bishop

JulesClimbs - 2nd - 30/May/12 with Paul

Lead both pitches. Great off-width 2nd pitch.
ed2204 - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Chris Wildblood

cwildblood - 2nd O/S - 16/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/12

Frostie - AltLd - 13/Apr/12 with Nick Andrews

Philippa Arding - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with jo nosworthy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

P1, absolutely soaking from rain and ice melt!
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Eoin Dornan

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Sep/11

Frostie - AltLd - 22/Sep/11

First pitch only
Westcorkman - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Bob Dawson

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Jun/11

martin clarke - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/11 with nick andrews

Orifice - 2nd O/S - 24/May/11 with Nick Andrews

jake supprised by 1st pitch crux an bailed same as both i an grant did first time,hee hee harder than looks
minexplorer - AltLd - 14/Mar/11

pielander - AltLd - 14/Mar/11 with rad

p2-melhuish - 2011

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/10

John Henry Wynn - TR - 27/Aug/10 with Jay Jackson, Will Murray

love this climb feels serious no matter how many times i do it
minexplorer - Lead - 06/Jul/10 with grant newcombe

led chimney pitch.luke struggled on 1st pitch despite finding harder climbs easy.ha ha armada strikes again
minexplorer - AltLd - 10/Apr/10 with luke

that 1st pitch crux takes a bit of working out think ive done it differently each time (3).i love chimneys and this one is a lot easier than it looks.
minexplorer - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/09

Did both pitch's. Nice route. Feels more like 4b, certainly compared to CG.
Phil79 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Pedro

Interesting second pitch, looks much harder than it is
pedro.silva - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Phil

P2 Mine. The first pitch was definatey not Hs 4a, 4b if not 4c depending where u go at the top. Good Chimney, Hard sever is no problem for me, but this looked impossible. Got stuck in and it was fine :)
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Ian Luscombe

Lummy41 - AltLd - 07/Aug/09 with Tom Bunn

Stupidley graded
suunto12 - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Mark b

Hidden - Lead - Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd dnf - Mar/09

need to complete the chimney
Paragonthewise - Lead - 2009

nblackbeard - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Eva

I led the 2nd pitch. Finished in the dark again!
Popkids - AltLd - 28/Aug/08 with Baz

mreynolds - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08

First pitch only
timreynolds - Lead - 26/Jul/08 with Matt Reynolds

Re-led first pitch, lovely move over a bulge to the tree
JonHarvey - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/08 with James Howell and Ollie

Popkids - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Martin

rockferret - AltLd - 19/Jun/08 with Tony

Forgot how good the chimney pitch is!
JonHarvey - AltLd rpt - 30/May/08 with Jay Jackson

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/May/08

Seemed hard for a 4a
mart rich - 2nd - 22/Mar/08 with Steve Moody

Led both pitches. Don't know anyone I dislike enough to recommend pitch 2 to. What a bast88d of a chimney!
Moodo - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Mart rich

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Dec/07

Dhonny_Jaws - 2nd O/S - 16/Dec/07 with Michael Porter

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/07

One rest at crux of first pitch... second pitch clean
gfoster - Lead - 14/Oct/07 with Tim Holloway

Monk - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with RUMC

nublet - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with David Finch

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Apr/07

two relly good, totally contrasting pitches , p1 technical,balancy bridging p2 brutal body leg arm and anything else jamming up the chimney , blood loss guaranteed.
rockpool - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with pol

sam coward - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/07 with Rupe

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/06

sam coward - AltLd rpt - 04/Jun/06 with Wayne

CraigMac1 - 2006

cia05js - Lead O/S - 2006 with James Bearne

Neither of us fancied the chimney so bailed from a rotten tree stump - I'n hindsight the chimney would've been safer!
Merlin - AltLd dnf - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/05

sam coward - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/04 with Wayne

JonHarvey - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/02

darren1 - Jul/02

Frostie - Lead - 2002 with various

rockferret - AltLd - 2000 with Richard

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000

sixties - AltLd - 25/Oct/97 with hrd

Hard start today Paul
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/97

Windy Dean
climbingrichard - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/96

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/96

Damp to start Dean
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/96

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/96

Only 1st pitch Lynne
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/96

Over cast warm Lynne
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/96

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/95

First pitch only
timreynolds - Lead - 01/Jun/95 with Lanni Vogel

John Simpson - Lead - 1994 with Tim Harnett

an underrated route., especially p2
colin milton - Lead - Jul/93 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/88

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/82

Hidden - Lead - 1980

First pitch only
Mike C - Lead - 13/Jan/79 with Richard Oxlade

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 04/Apr/76 with John Broadwell

Nigel Bond - Lead - 02/Aug/73 with Sandie

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