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Jonny Wilson nearing the top of Monkey Bars (5.9+)...
This isn't the best route on the wall, but it's worth doing. It's harder than it looks.
Use some fun pockets to get off the ground. The lower-angled middle section is deceptively difficult. The steep final section has pretty good holds, but you need to hunt around for them near the chains.
The right-most route on the wall, right of The Zoo (5.10b).
5 bolts to chains.
Christian Burrell on the first ascent of Monkey Ba...
Looking for holds on Monkey Bars.
|By Tristan Higbee|
Aug 25, 2008
The route is kinda dirty still. Fun route, though nothing to write home about. As the easiest route on the wall (apart from the crap 5.8...), it makes a good warmup. Hard for 5.9, but all the holds are there.
|By Christian "crisco" Burrell|
From: PG, Utah
Aug 26, 2008
I agree that while it's not a classic, it is worth doing and makes a good warm-up for the other good routes here.
The start seems to hold the hardest moves while the easy middle section proves harder than expected.
Good jugs appear just when you want them, but a few are a bit hidden so look around some.
There is a great finishing jug to the right of the chains that can be hard to see but feel around over there.
The routes name came from the bulbous holds on the final steep section. The coolest of which, unfortunately, was loose and had to go.
For the record: Tristan is NOT mean to gym members!!!
|By Bad Sock Puppet|
Sep 14, 2008
Ok route, makes for a good warm up. Decided it would take too much time to rope up so I just free-soloed it. Descend via class 4 scramble down the back. Start is crux with a medium reach to good holds.
|By Christopher Miller|
Aug 14, 2009
Good warm up route, cool pockets at the start!