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Black Monday 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Gordon Douglass, Stuart Ruckman
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Submitted By: Mark Michaels on Jul 17, 2004

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Red Pointing!!

Description 

One of the funnest, steepest, most popular routes in the canyon. I worked this several years ago on a bet...which I eventually won by redpointing the route. Surprised myself that I could still do the moves, if not the whole route (yet). Super clean falls on well tested bolts. Clipping the bolt at the lip and pulling over on the slopers is the crux. This route is way overchalked and needs a serious scrubbing!!! Bring a brush and a squirt bottle for when you're done!

Protection 

Mostly big holds up a steeeeep wall. Individual moves aren't that hard...it's just a pumper, so don't be afraid to project this puppy!


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Rock Climbing Photo: Pete on Black Monday
Pete on Black Monday
Rock Climbing Photo: black monday
black monday
Rock Climbing Photo: Don't get pumped on this part
Don't get pumped on this part
Rock Climbing Photo: getting to the top
getting to the top
Rock Climbing Photo: pumper
pumper
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the slopers after the crux clip.
Pulling the slopers after the crux clip.
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Monday 1995
Black Monday 1995
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping on the crux!
Clipping on the crux!
Rock Climbing Photo: flash it!
flash it!
Rock Climbing Photo: On lead halfway up Black Monday.
On lead halfway up Black Monday.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete leading Black Monday
Pete leading Black Monday
Rock Climbing Photo: Chalking up before the crux.
Chalking up before the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Monday
Black Monday
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark starting Black Monday
Mark starting Black Monday
Rock Climbing Photo: get some
get some
Rock Climbing Photo: black monday
black monday
Rock Climbing Photo: Route follows the Red Line,  The Crux is where the...
BETA PHOTO: Route follows the Red Line, The Crux is where the...

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By BrokenChairs
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 31, 2016

CONDITION REPORT 
Hardware Upgrade for Black Monday

Thank you to the SLCA for their hard and dedicated work.
By Alec
Jun 26, 2008

Bouldery start; use a spotter. Take a rest before the steepness then fire it quick. Crux is getting over the lip, don't be afraid to get creative.
By Steve M Miller
From: Park City, Ut
Oct 12, 2009

free carabiner on this route couldn't quite make it over the last bug pull (but an awesome route wish i wasn't so pumped when I started working it ) so had to bail fair game for who ever get's this biner it's just an old Omega Pacific figured i'd let some one know
By mattjbudd
From: West Valley, UT
Mar 30, 2010

This is such a classic route. I didn't find pulling the lip to be all that hard. There really is no technical crux just a redpoint crux. You get pumped and the holds on the lip seam difficult, but really they are very positive. The trick to this route is to move fast and don't dink around.
By Cowboy Roy
From: SLC, UT
Aug 10, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Classic, good to spin laps on
By DTM
Sep 9, 2011

JUG HAUL!! Good route.
By Joseph Lascurain
From: Cincinnati
May 16, 2013

A number of the hangers spin on this route. The hanger at the crux lip is the worst (made for a harder clip as I pushed the hanger around with my draw.
By Jonathan Cracroft
Nov 6, 2013

Timothy Jones and I just filmed a video of this route with some local female climbers. Enjoy!

By bus driver
Aug 29, 2015

If you like Black Monday, you might like Black Tuesday

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