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Chris Archer also escaping from the Yosemite flood...
This is a steep climb, described in the guidebook as "spectacular" which certainly draws the eye. It seems to climb steeper than it looks.
Ascend a slightly-overhanging face past 8 bolts. The guidebook notes it was originally climbed without the first bolt.
This is on the far left side of the east face of the Monolith. It is left of Post Orgasmic Depression & Several Small Species.
8 bolts and an anchor.
From: Oakland CA
Mar 23, 2008
Really good route, more techy and devious than POD and with a much more tenuous crux. Great sport climbing.
|By Ian Walters|
Dec 30, 2008
Airy, sustained route with a cool feature and a great crux. Killer route!
From: ABQ, NM
Nov 24, 2009
More technical and interesting climbing than POD but also with hollower rock at the top.
Has anyone taken a no hands at the 5th bolt in the scoop? Possibly facing out straddling the knob.
|By Keith Forest|
May 26, 2010
I have gotten a no hands rest in the scoop by hooking a butt check on the obvious knob. It takes a little rear-end finagling to find the right position and balance. It's a weird position but makes for a good photo op as well as rest. Probably only possible for those of us 5'7" or less.