Type: Sport
FA: Alvino Pon & Mark Pell, 1994
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Feb 8, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Monkey Puzzle climbs the large overhang right of Puzzled Monkey and is the first route you pass on the way up to the Brown Cloud crags. A clean, vertical face gains a good stance below the roof. From this stance, a pair of large jugs sets up a cruxy move to the lip with the left hand - from here on out the puzzle begins. I had an opportunity to try and solve Monkey Puzzle with Pat Burwick and Greg Purnell, on separate occasions in February. While I thrashed away, the younger, smarter pair threw a heel hook on the left and swam over the roof. Monkey Puzzle is a fine problem that just begs to be misinterpreted: trying to overpower it will likely fail whereas solving the technical puzzle will let you pass on superb kinesthetic movement.

Protection Suggest change

Seven draws (eds. currently 6) and a rope.

A of 3/6/21, the 2 bolt anchor has Mussy hooks.

Originally, this was done on gear on the lower face. The upper bolts were placed ground-up.

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