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Puzzled Monkey 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [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
Original photo - before digital processing.
Original photo - before digital processing.
Puzzled Monkey and Monkey Puzzle.
BETA PHOTO: Puzzled Monkey and Monkey Puzzle.
Yvonne D'Andrea working right to the arete.
Yvonne D'Andrea working right to the arete.
Puzzled Monkey.  The easiest line steps left at the first bolt, climbs the crack, and moves right to the arete at the second bolt.
BETA PHOTO: Puzzled Monkey. The easiest line steps left at th...
At the anchor.
At the anchor.
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By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 26, 2004
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 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- 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.