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Prominent vertical crack towards the north side of the west-facing face of The Face of God. Named for the “monkey face” that shows up in afternoon light across the face of this formation when viewed from Faulty Towers area. Hanuman is the name of the monkey god from the Hindu class, The Ramayana (i.e. a part of the Mahabharata). The “tail” of this climb refers to the vertical crack that looks like the monkey god’s tail. Climb this crack to the roof, where there are two hangers and biners for lowering/top-roping, or clip a bolt above the roof and traverse ~5 ft to the right to continue up the second vertical crack to easier face climbing protected with horizontal placement to anchors on top of the formation. Two bolts protect the slightly sketchy and bulgey climbing to get up into the crack.
North side of the west face.
Mostly trad, 3 bolts protect areas of poor gear.
AMH on Hanuman's Tail, DAS rapping the Eyes.
|Comments on Hanuman's Tail
|By Ben Beard|
From: Superior, AZ
May 27, 2012
This climb is pretty sustained!
From: Phoenix, AZ
Apr 3, 2013
Yes, it is, and getting into the crack in the first place is harder than I remembered it to be for when I first set it. But, once in there, the jamming and the pro are excellent. If you're going to clip the lower anchors and continue to the top (the highly recommended way), then bring a long couple runners for sure. Also, a small cam or two to protect the final face to the top. Belay from the top, rap down from the top of God Knows.