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Monkey Bar Direct 

Hueco: V8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Nov 21, 2011

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Setting up for the big move on Monkey Bar Direct V...

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  • Description 

    Classic moves on steep & solid stone.

    Start on the huge jug at the bottom of the roof on the uphill side of the boulder. Move out to the double pockets and then fire up through positive crimps to an easy topout.

    Some good deadpoint skills come in handy in the 2nd half of the problem, and the crux may feel significantly more difficult for shorter people due to a lack of positive footholds.


    Uphill side of the Monkeybar boulder.


    One crashpad.

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    By Peter Franzen
    From: Phoenix, AZ
    Nov 22, 2011

    This is me on MBD. Kinda flailed on the finishing jugs, but I'll still take the send:

    By GoSharks
    From: CA
    Dec 31, 2012
    rating: V8 7B

    As described, this is the V8 standard version. The V9 starts differently to the right (on the V6 start?) and then moves into the pockets.
    By Andy Liu
    From: Eastern Sierra
    Jan 5, 2013

    By atp
    From: Clairemont Mesa, CA
    Dec 18, 2013

    Via the SNB guide the v9 variation has the same start as MBD but at the double pocket you head left to a small crimp and from there connect into monkey bar v2...but I'm sure there many other variations.
    By Cesar Valencia
    Mar 10, 2015
    rating: V8 7B

    Just another beta video for Monkey Bar Right and Direct. Super fun climbs!

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