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Lee on The Monument summit.
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At the center of the Monument.
Start on a positive leaning ramp up to a block
leaning against the wall.
P1 - climb a short dihedral to a crack (100ft)
to a scrub oak with slings on it
P2 - go into the chimney (awkward moves) around the corner and out into the light through loose rock
P3 - follow the wide crack to a small belay stance on the face
P4 - continue up the crack and face to the top of the Monument
Walk off down the gully to the south (towards Desert Gold).
Early in the thin face section of pitch 4.
In the chimney of pitch 2.
Early in the steep section of pitch 2.
BETA PHOTO: The start of Cornucopia.
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 31, 2013
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lee Vogel and I enjoyed this route quite a bit. A bit of questionable rock on the first two pitches, but overall solid with a sustained crux section on pitch 2 and an interesting start to pitch 4 (pitch 5 in Jerry's book). A worthwhile path to the top of The Monument.
Contrary to the guidebook, there are no rappels on the descent.