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Mondo is yet another climb that apparently faded into obscurity as the result of changing ethics (this was put up from the ground, with no hanging), but also probably because of the stuck porta-potty discussed on the crag's main page (incredible). When Paul led the crux pitch in 1984, he may have had the best crimp strength in the state, even rivaling that of Bob Murray. Another local grown climber (he went to Tucson High with Grossman), Paul went to NAU (where he put up a bunch of hard routes, e.g., Sail Away & Davidson Dihedral at Paradise Forks) but came back to Tucson for a few years during the 80s before heading to New Mexico. He’s really old now. Anyway, this was a test piece at the time – crimpy and technical (I recall doing some funky, dynamic toe stab way out right).
Start out of the easy chimney to the right of Lizard Marmalade’s crack (right of the bolt line for Triple Play).
Standard Tucson trad rack.