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Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: ??
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Shared By: Pinklebear on Aug 13, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is the line just left on center on the Monster Block's north face, and climbs up into a horizontal seam, which is followed slightly right to a lip encounter. It starts more or less downhill from the remnants of the old rock terrace below the leftmost problem (perhaps still undone, an old Steve Mammen project with a good hueco down low and not much else -- save an enhanced crimp or two, not the work of Mammen).

Start off the sloping dirt and muckle onto a good crimp rail. Make a big move up and left to a poor crimper, then work back right along the seam until you're in position to grab the lip (sloping but textured). Rock and roll over ...

This is a fairly brilliant face climb for those who like crimping.

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Two to three crash pads.

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Rob Bailey
  V6
Rob Bailey  
  V6
Watch the top out on this one. I thought that it would be easy and almost paid with a broken ankle. My feet cut and by the grace of God I was able to hang on and top out. Mar 23, 2009
Will Butler
Boulder, CO
  V6
Will Butler   Boulder, CO
  V6
Amazing problem. After reaching the crimps in the upper seam, I locked off and threw up and right for the lip at the roof. This seems to be a much better finish than continuing along worsening crimps to the top. Nov 3, 2007