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Durangutan T,S 
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Extra Cool T 
Hidden Gem S 
Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) T,S 
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Jailhouse Monkey (on dope) 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Grant Bryans on May 2, 2006

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Jail House Monkeys on Dope.


Climb the same start as Durangotang to gain belay ledge. From the belay ledge shoot straight up (Durangotang is to your left and Apes of Wrath is to your right) 160 feet to the top.


Small Aliens and some stoppers are needed to protect the crack section.

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By Marcus garcia
From: Durango, Co.
May 8, 2011

This is a classic route that climbs great. Nice job, Tim.
By fubar
From: Babylon
Oct 7, 2014

I really enjoyed this route, but I was wondering about the crux--I'm a tall guy, and it was a lot easier to climb a bit right of the bolt line. There wasn't any chalk on the upper part of the route, so I'm not sure if this is where it's supposed to go...following the bolts up the incipient seam was way, way harder.
By Ben Griffin
From: Durango, CO
Oct 10, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I have always gone to the crimps to the right of the seam. There are better feet out there as well. It doesn't really take you off the bolt line. You go right of the seam, and the crux finishes at the following bolt. The upper headwall where there is a sea of credit card crimps follows the bolt line to the top of the Watch Crystal cliff.
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