This is a good route in the middle of the Monolith's east face. It has 2 starts. You can go from down below and make it 11a or you can start above skipping the first 2 bolts. If you don't go down into the subterranean bit, it goes at 10a or so.
Follow an appealing face with neat, embedded rocks protruding from the matrix. Pass 7 or 9 bolts. There is a runout bit near the top above the last bolt.
This is in the middle of the east face of the Monolith. It is just right of Post Orgasmic Depression.
7-9 bolts, depending on the start. 3 bolt anchor.
|Comments on Subterranean Tango
|By Kevin Friedrich|
Oct 29, 2008
Very fun to start from the pit. Only one hard move.
From: ABQ, NM
Nov 24, 2009
Starts by stepping to the right off of the main platform that most of the routes start off of. This route is the second to the right of POD and immediately right of Hawaiian Noises.
I did the pit start years ago and don't remember it but it does appear to have Leper hangers.
|By Kyle Queener|
From: Monterey, California
Feb 1, 2013
A nice easy way to do the bottom section is to clip the first two bolts and then lower into the pit and top rope the bottom section and then lead the rest. A good option for the belayer in winter months.
|By Christopher Powers|
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 10, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13
Pretty fun climb, lots of places to hangout/rest and enjoy the view, so if you are a beginner sport climber and want a climb with more of a challenge, try this one.
| || |Near the top of Subterranean Tango. Taken from around The Upper Crust.
Submitted By: Christopher Powers on Jul 10, 2013