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Puzzled Monkey 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Tod Anderson, Richard Wright, 1996
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jan 3, 2002

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Description 

Ascend the face/arete left of Monkey Puzzle. Good stone with balancey moves.

Protection 

Five draws and a rope.


Photos of Puzzled Monkey Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: At the anchor.
At the anchor.
Rock Climbing Photo: Puzzled Monkey.  The easiest line steps left at th...
BETA PHOTO: Puzzled Monkey. The easiest line steps left at th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Original photo - before digital processing.
Original photo - before digital processing.
Rock Climbing Photo: Yvonne D'Andrea working right to the arete.
Yvonne D'Andrea working right to the arete.
Rock Climbing Photo: Puzzled Monkey and Monkey Puzzle.
BETA PHOTO: Puzzled Monkey and Monkey Puzzle.

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By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 26, 2004
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Another excellent route. The easiest line moves left at the first bolt and works the crack before stepping right to the arete at the second bolt. From here, delicate thin face moves lead to the top. Done this way, the route seemed easier than 11a.

There are four bolts on the route; not five. The first bolt is quite high, but the climbing up to it is easy.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Mar 17, 2009
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Going straight up the bolts felt harder than .11a, seemed solid .11 or even .11+ to me. Cool moves that don't look like they'll go from the ground.
By Jecks
Jan 19, 2015

The flake that houses the right bolt on the anchor seems to flex a little. Not sure if this is a concern or not

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