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Mighty Monger 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Lead bolted 1999
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Submitted By: mschlocker on Mar 30, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Mighty Monger. 5.9 bailout finish to the right

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Sport climb just left of The Rift. Blocky slick ground leads to a few cruxy lieback and other moves to top out. Can bail to the right at the top if the crux is proving too difficult.

Bolted protection. Bolt anchor. Best to walk off climbers' left.

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By BJ Cook
From: San Diego, California
Feb 8, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Just a heads up about the anchor area above. 2 weeks back right after rain storm, the top was covered in dry mud and large basketball sized boulders. I did my best to move them away from edge and towards back wall, lodged together with rocks beneath them to prevent slippage. I would just be careful as if any of those come loose, they'd sure kill someone below. This is more of a heads up and also if you're using the anchors set against back wall.
By Jon Leicht
Jul 14, 2008

I have seen the "bail out" referred to as "Unknown Monger" 5.9 in a few reference guides.

Did this climb on Saturday, fun and very awk first half.
By billyjacks
From: Portland
Apr 5, 2010

the top feels a little stiff for 10d
By wesnice
Jul 8, 2011
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Fun start - to be honest, I placed a little micro cam before the first bolt b/c I didn't want to to roll down the hill if gravity took over. Difficult at the top...very reachy for me...or dyno?? Drawback: it is one of those routes that makes you ask "is this hold on?" other words the big crack/arete to the right are within easy reach most of the time. Stick to the bolt line - as the route is intended - and it's tough and sporty. I thought it was harder than 10d near the last bolt, but maybe I missed the move....
By ChadC
From: San Diego CA
Feb 17, 2013

TRed this once then second time I lead this as my first lead ever. Stupid idea.

Always have used the bail out on the right. I would agree its a 5.9 if you bail.
By Matt Michael
From: Clovis, CA
Aug 20, 2013

There's a big jug at the very top that is hard to see from below. Hit that and the top out is money.

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