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Big, Big, Monkey Man
Avg: 3.6 from 10 votes
Routes in River Wall II
|Arresting Arete S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Big, Big Gunky Man T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R|
|Big, Big, Monkey Man T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Box, The T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Brother From Another Planet S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Dihedral [River Wall] aka Shades of Murky Depths S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Escape from Alcatraz S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Introducing Meteor Dad S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Le Diamant E'ternal S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c|
|Livewire T,S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Neurosurgeon T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R|
|New Horizon S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Pocket Hercules T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Redneck Hero S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Surround Sound S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|FA:||Paul Piana, 1985|
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|Shared By:||richard magill on Apr 27, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
CLOSED for 2014 Details
Due to floods, this area is unfortunately closed.
DescriptionThis is a great pumpfest just left of Redneck Hero. It probably deserves a full three stars, but I gave it only two because the stone at the very top is a bit suspect - not as good as Redneck. However, as long as the holds stay put, it is a killer line.
To do this line, cross the creek on the upstream side of the cliff. Once you get to the wall, follow little ledges out as far right as you can go - this is the start of Pocket Hercules. Climb Pocket Hercules for 30 feet or so (requires gear) until you reach the first bolt.
The route then trends right up the overhanging wall, involving big reaches to mostly good holds.
It is totally fun - a solid letter grade harder than Redneck and every bit as cool.
The second bolt has a very rusty hanger on it - if anyone reading this does this line, take a new hanger with you and post an update here when it is replaced.