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West Overhang 

West Overhang 

Hueco: V1 Font: 5 X

   
Type:  Boulder, 30'
Consensus:  Hueco: V1 Font: 5 [details]
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Submitted By: Joe Collins on Oct 1, 2001

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West O, classic Flagstaff hb, Monkey Traverse Wall...

Description 

A highball above the Monkey Traverse. In the middle section of the Monkey, look for an obvious chalked crimper in the overhang, below an obvious notch in the roof above.

Climb any portion of the Monkey to reach the rest jugs at the base of the overhang. Reach up to the crimp with your left and make a commiting reach with your right to the mother of all jugs at the 20 foot mark. Only problem is that the rock is thin around the jug and seems less than sound. The top out from here is moderate, but a little funkier than it looks from the ground.

2 stars for the moves and the fact that it's a fairly beconing highball. That said, due to the rock quality of the crucial jug, this is not one you'll want to repeat often.

Protection 

You can use crashpads, but they probably won't do much good.


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By Colin Lantz
From: Nederland, CO
Apr 4, 2004

The quintessential Flagstaff sandbag. Guaranteed ego boost. Impress friends, strangers, anyone that will watch as you solo the bold highball roof using your finest form followed by a smug dismissal of any difficulty on the return to the beginning of the Monkey. Take that, Boulder!