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Rhesus Monkey Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Tony B on Jul 3, 2013
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Description 

This is a small crag with 3 moderate crack routes on it, just a few minutes off of the road. The crag is shaded in early morning but probably encounters sun at least before noon.

All three routes are somewhere between 5.7 and 5.9, with my best estimate on each being 5.8. All 3 routes are reasonably protected with a run of cams from 0.75" (yellow Alien) to 3.5" (blue Camalot). An extra red Camalot could be used on each of the 3 routes if you like sewing it up.

To descend, walk off to the NW and down the hill at the side and back to the base, an easy 2 minute walk even in climbing shoes.

Getting There 

Park as for Monkey Skull and look to the West a few hundred yards. There is a group of smaller crags 50 meters in elevation above the road, the upper and center of these is the Rhesus Monkey. With some effort, the three hand-cracks that split the upper section of the rock can be seen from the road.

Pick a place on the hill and walk up to the crag. The approach time is ~ 3 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Too Big To Fail 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Lyons : ... : Rhesus Monkey
This route was named after a block that was perched at the crux 2/3's of the way up the route, which we cleaned, and for the summit block that you scramble under to get to the belay, which we did not disturb, and should not be a problem. Both would have been "Too Big To Fail" without consequence. Bank on that. But the route is safe.This route was obviously un-climbed when we approached it. It looked poor at first, but with some minor removal of some small flakes, one large flake, and a few bus...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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