The Bird's Nest Rock Climbing
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BETA PHOTO: The Old Dad's Line is the leftmost route off the B...
This is a new area developed on the Monitor Rock with 5 new routes. The Bird's Nest is located just up and right of the TRAILHEAD WALL. This area has 5 new routes that require some gear and some bolts for protection. These pitches are very long in length and a 70m rope (or 2 ropes) is required for 3 out of the 5 routes.
These routes are described from left to right:
1. Old Dad Line
, 5.10b, 1p, 120', bolt & gear.
2. Raspberry Jam
, 5.10a, 1p, 95', gear & bolts.
3. Shaft of Light
, 5.11c, 1p, 110', gear & bolts.
4. Romancing the Stone
, 5.11b, 1p, 110', bolts & gear.
5. Sea of Green
, 5.10a, 1p, 95', bolts & gear.
Same approach as for the start of the Mother Load
, Momentary Lapse of Reason, or Temporary Change Season
. Scramble up the ledges to the right of the start of the Trooper Traverse
to gain the Mother Load
Ledge. Traverse rightward on a thin, exposed ledge and then back up and left to gain this comfortable, grassy ledge I call THE BIRD'S NEST. A long needled pine grows from this ledge and there is a 2-bolt anchor for belays and descent at the end of the day.
Climbing Season For the Monitor Rock area.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Bird's Nest
BETA PHOTO: Bird's Nest on the lower right.
BETA PHOTO: The upper right side of the Trailhead Wall and the...
BETA PHOTO: The Bird's Nest up on the right and The Other Road...