Anyone going out to Independence Monument tomorrow?


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dustin bowen · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 0

Just wondering if anyone's going out to Independence Monument tomorrow in Grand Junction Colorado

grog m aka Greg McKee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 0

Why?

dustin bowen · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 0

Was going to lead solo it but it would be nice to have a partner wouldn't get there till 3 today but now I'm more planning for tomorrow. If you're interested call me 7173769389. 

grog m aka Greg McKee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 0

Have you climbed it before?

mkclimb · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 343

It will be absurdly hot. 

grog m aka Greg McKee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 0

You will be fine if you go early. Depending on your experience, I would free solo the first 4 pitches. The offwidth is a bit heady, but even if you rope up there isn't much for protection. 

Eric Klammer · · Boulder, CO · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 1,430
grog m aka Greg McKee wrote:

You will be fine if you go early. Depending on your experience, I would free solo the first 4 pitches. The offwidth is a bit heady, but even if you rope up there isn't much for protection. 

I soloed the route a couple weeks ago but I think I would have pooped my pants going ropeless on the offwidth pitch. You can get a bomber #4 at your waist for the hardest moves over the bulge. However, I was in tennies and rarely climb anymore so you do you... Just my 2 cents!

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