|The Monkey Skull
Very nice route. Lots of fun if your over 6'. Significantly harder if you're 5'4". Kind of run-out w/o a few pieces of trad gear.
Number 3 on the picture.
Seven bolts (retrobolted) + 3 mid-sized Friends will get you to the chains.
Veiw of the route after leading it.
|By Michael Kullman|
Oct 28, 2002
We top roped this over the weekend. I'd agree that the crux has definitely got to be harder for shorter people - maybe 11a for anyone under about 5' 8", 10d for everyone else ;-) Fun climb.
|By Leo Paik|
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jun 17, 2003
At 5'10", it was about an 8" lunge for the bucket edge off one foot. Maybe it was the rain.... Brian, at 6'2", said it was sort-of-static.
|By Matt Juth|
Sep 12, 2003
If you're a shorty, and don't want to do the lunge, you can get around it!
|By Ken Heiser|
From: Boulder, CO
Dec 9, 2003
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
I always bring a couple of trad pieces to supplement the bolts on this one. A bit contrived but fun and very appropriately named.
|By Jason Haas|
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 20, 2007
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b
There is a 5.9 variation that goes straight up from the second pin instead of traversing further left towards Casual Corner. Sling a flake, place a few RPs, then connect with the last two bolts of the red hangers on the bolted arete to the right. Top out between the chains on the normal line and the bolted arete. May be "R" rated, depends on your comfort level with marginal gear.