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Marauding Monkeys 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Unknown Feb '05
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Submitted By: Joe Dondero on Sep 28, 2010

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Description 

Sharing the first 4 bolts of Delicious the route heads up easy slab to a big hueco. Then it starts heading right over a bulge to a big hole (it seems that there is possible an owl living here at the moment). Rest here for the crux is next followed by an easy but exposed finish to chains. Route probably gets its 11a rating for the pure enduro fest required to send. The route sees a lot of sun and can be brutal hot during the summer when shaded areas are more comfortable.


Location 

The obviously really long route at Mt. Gorgeous starting at Delicious that heads up, to the right, and out of sight.


Protection 

15 bolts to chains
Helmet for belay
60m will barely do it, 50m will not.



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As my friend was climbing the .11a at Mt. Gorgeous, this bolt came flying off the wall while he was being lowered. It was the 5th bolt, so he wouldn't have hit the ground if he fell on it, right? Well, he did skip the first 2 bolts for convenience, and unclipped the 4th after he clipped the 5th. So why is his belayer frowning and he's smiling?
As my friend was climbing the .11a at Mt. Gorgeous...
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By David Kozak
Mar 13, 2011

I did this route last week. As I pulled up to the hueco a raptor flew out. I think it was a hawk, goldish in color, maybe an owl. All I know is that it was big and as I was trying to hang on I didn't get a great look. My belayer thought it was an owl. As we are from Colorado we aren't familiar with the birds of the area.

BTW, the route was fun.

By Kelly Ringwald
Jun 17, 2011

It's a barn owl. Last weekend I was just slipping my leg into the cave for a kneebar rest/clip when our eyes met and it shot out like a rocket past me. Not sure who was more scared.

Beautiful bird. I hope it sticks around and I'll try to leave it undisturbed next time.

By steple
Jul 12, 2011

This route is best cleaned by following.

By Xan Calonne
From: Studio City, Ca
May 16, 2012

Beehive at ledge before anchors as of 5/15/12. Unpleasant surprise. Ha.

By edehaven
Jul 23, 2012

7-21-2012 There was a large beehive just past where the two routes split off, might still be the other one farther up, but cant tell.
My partner got stung so be aware

just FYI