|The Monkey House
This route is a 2 bolt variation to Monkey Shine (5.10d) (or vice versa. Start in a overhanging dihedral and make some fun stem moves to the apex of the roof. Make a big move to a crimp on the left, back right to a sloper, and a good crimp marks the end of the hard part.
This is a good route, if you are looking for your first 5.12 redpoint. The hard part is short and near the ground, while the rest of the route is 5.10.
BETA PHOTO: The start, and crux, of the route. The first two ...
|By Anonymous Coward|
Aug 6, 2003
Although the crux is low, the 5.10 roof is very fun. Huge holds and long moves keep your attention. The route after the roof is easier but I really enjoyed it. Don't psyche yourself out regarding the third clip, the climbing is easy. JM
|By Andy Mauk|
Dec 5, 2003
This route is the route to send your first 12 on lead. The first two clips are the crux and if you get scared there and can easliy reach them with a stick clip. After the crux grerat route!
|By Richard M. Wright|
From: Lakewood, CO
Dec 5, 2003
The start to Monkey Pause is actually awkward and strange. There are a lot of 12a's in Shelf road with more straightforward moves that would make a more rewarding experience. Monkey Pause is certainly a good route, but like a lot of Alan Nelson's routes, this one needs a lot of power in the opening and the sequience through these moves is not all that easy to decipher. Pro is fine; you won't get hurt trying.
|By Mark Roth|
Jun 4, 2011
This is NOT a variation to Monkey Shine. Rather Monkey Puzzle is a variation to this....