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Powder Monkey 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mike Johnson
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Submitted By: Glenn Schuler on Apr 23, 2008
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Description 

Climb the twin, right-leaning cracks on the left side of the Post Office Wall. This is one sweet trad pitch, thought provoking and pumpy the whole way. One of the earlier routes put up at Thunder, this is an area classic.


Location 

East wall of the WASP Canyon, left side near the back of the canyon. This wall is known as the Post Office. Start appx. 20' right of the bolted route Heavy Water.


Protection 

Standard rack, 2 bolt anchor.



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Dave Russel on Powder Monkey.
Dave Russel on Powder Monkey.
Dave Russell on Powder Monkey.
Dave Russell on Powder Monkey.
Entering the crux section of the route.
Entering the crux section of the route.
Not so pumpy on Top Rope but still lots of fun.
Not so pumpy on Top Rope but still lots of fun.
Dave starting to feel Hellapumped.
Dave starting to feel Hellapumped.
Taken from base of STARLIGHT.  Post Office Wall is in background with the twin cracks of POWDER MONKEY to the far left.  HEAVY WATER takes the overhung bulges to its left. Heather Haynes and Kevin Mclaughlin spraying beta in the foreground.
BETA PHOTO: Taken from base of STARLIGHT. Post Office Wall is...
The crux....
The crux....
Monkeying around
Monkeying around
Dave cranking the last desperate moves on Powder Monkey.
Dave cranking the last desperate moves on Powder M...
Finishing the crux on Powder Monkey.
Finishing the crux on Powder Monkey.
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By Hayden Miller
Dec 12, 2008

There is a bolted line directly to the right of Powder Monkey... anyone know the name, grade or first ascentionist?

By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Dec 22, 2008

It's called Goin' Postal, put up by Mike Johnson and Kevin McLaughlin. They rated it .12-.

By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Jun 7, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

What is the route maybe three routes to the right of Powder Monkey? There are some nice vertical cracks (BD #0.5~0.75 size) to a single bolt crux (maybe easy twelve) to a cool finger and hand crack?

By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Jun 8, 2011

Sounds like Papa's Got a Brand New Crag, Phil. From PM rightward, it goes Goin Postal .12-, Stranglehold .11- , Papa .11, and Bandu .12-.

By Amir
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 2, 2011

Wow, Wow, Wow...what a great route.

By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Glenwood Spri
Jan 3, 2014

Truly amazing route. Bring small wires and up to finger sizes, and you should be fine. Enjoy this gem!