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Routes in Monolith Upper Ridge East Side

Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: Paul Wagoner
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Shared By: Dave Marotti on Jun 8, 2002
Admins: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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12 Feet. Climb the crack on the right side of the arete avoiding the generous corner on the far right. Really really really watch out for that tree. Above 1/2 of the way up, any fall you make will result in an unwanted slide with your back down the tree, and eventually face planting back into the rock.

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Chris treggE
Madison, WI
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Chris treggE   Madison, WI  
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Well, despite my comment above from a few years ago, I saw a few people totally slide down the tree for the entire length of the problem this past weekend after blowing the exit moves. Yowch. May 4, 2015
John W. Knoernschild   Wisconsin
So in Ian's new video, he combines Bark Biter and Venus Rising for a way more natural line. Calls it Penis Biter V6-7. In the video, it looks like the way the climb should have been done all along. Jul 27, 2011
Paul Jones
Madison, WI
Paul Jones   Madison, WI
I think Paul Wagoner had the FA on this one Jul 11, 2009
Rob Riggleman
Santa Barbara, CA
 
Rob Riggleman   Santa Barbara, CA
 
While the tree is certainly close enough to stay on your mind while you climb, I fell off this problem a few times and had no trouble with the tree, either. I really enjoyed the problem - good, powerful sidepulls and gastons to a dicey fingerlock before the top-out jugs. Jun 30, 2008
Chris treggE
Madison, WI
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Chris treggE   Madison, WI  
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I came off a couple times near the top while sussing out the moves and had no trouble from said tree. Decent problem. Lotsa gnats. May 31, 2008