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Monkey Paws 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Max Jones (lead)??
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Submitted By: 426 on Mar 8, 2007

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Elizabeth Scott, age 12 setting up for the thin mo...


Awesome thin crack just left of "Bottomless Topless".

Pulling the roof will be the crux for most, but if leading, the top is pumper and a wee bit heady. Awkward, hard to see placements past the 2/3rds horizontal "rest".


Obvious chalked up finger crack with a roof about 25' up on the front side of Snowshed, just left of the 10a chimney, "Bottomless Topless"


Thin rack, an arsennal of small cams up to about a 2" piece for right above the roof.

Or better perhaps, just set up a TR.

Photos of Monkey Paws Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling over the crux roof.
Pulling over the crux roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lucas Price fighting gravity.
Lucas Price fighting gravity.
Rock Climbing Photo: Some trickier moves higher up.
Some trickier moves higher up.

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By urs
Nov 23, 2008

One of the best cracks i have done so far. If you are up for the grade then this is a must do. A crux roof leads into thin liebacking on perfect finger locks. Awesome and sustained!
By Brandon14
Mar 7, 2009

A great climb to push your trad ability to the next level - good protection and good to fall on. Took a 20'+ fall about 10' above the horizontal - 0.5" friend held perfectly
By Evan Riley
From: San Francisco, CA
Jul 27, 2013

Great route, clean falls, great pro, just make sure you bring your offsets. A really good route to push the grade on.
By kolamjr
From: Tahoma, California
Jan 15, 2015

Great climb!
There is a great photo of Mike Carville free solo on Monkey Paws.
By CrimperE6
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Aug 24, 2015

Fun UK E56B, polished and chalked to fuck.

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