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Chalkless Test Monkey S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ice Skating S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Look No More S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Variant, The S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Willow Roof S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
windy/point/destruction S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Sport, TR, 60 ft
FA: Forest Hill, Jason Schrack, James DeRoussel
Page Views: 682 total, 4/month
Shared By: James DeRoussel on Jan 25, 2003
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Chalkless Test Monkey is currently the left-most of six routes as you face the crag. It starts under two large bulges near the middle of the wall. It is isolated from the other five climbs.

Climb difficult, bouldery start over two bulges to a large sloping ledge. Continue up friction slab above, following shallow seam, then trending right to anchors.

Protection

4 bolts, Chain anchor.

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Forest Hill
Denver, CO
  5.10a
Forest Hill   Denver, CO
  5.10a
Also note that the anchor bolts on this climb are not stainless steel. They're so new, that this is fine for at least another 3 - 5 years, but as soon as I'm able to head out there, I'd like to replace them with some stainless bolts. All the other bolts are stainless 3.5" x 3.8" rawl 5-piece Jul 17, 2004
Forest Hill
Denver, CO
  5.10a
Forest Hill   Denver, CO
  5.10a
Unfortunately, the Willow Canyon area has been closed since just a few months after we finished putting this up, so it's likely in nearly the same condition it was in back then.

FWIW, I was pleasantly suprised at how fun this route turned out to be.

It's made even better since there's not a whole lot of good 5.9-ish slab climbing on Mt Lemmon (granted, I haven't been up to friction rock yet, so I'm not including that.) The only other one that comes to mind is Chiboni, which I'd have to say is certainly better than CTM Jul 17, 2004
Wes Turner
az
  5.10a
Wes Turner   az
  5.10a
I think I climbed this route right after you guys put it up. Back then it was still a slightly crumbly but I am sure it has cleaned up really nicely by now.. I loved the bouldery start and the slab was fun. I walked over there and saw a bolted route that wasn't in my guidebook..I did it ...i liked it...and if i'm there again I'll do it again. Jul 9, 2004
The route is a bit grainy due to the fact that it is new, however, if you stay in the seam it isn't too bad. May 12, 2003
bouldery fun start but after slopey ledge a fair amount of rock was flaking off on the friction moves. secure those feet if you don't wanna get scraped up! May 12, 2003