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Days of Whining Posers

V6, Boulder, 20 ft (6 m),  Avg: 3.1 from 7 votes
FA: ??
Colorado > Ft Collins > Carter Lake > Monster Block

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.

Protection

Two to three crash pads.

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Will Butler
Boulder, CO
  V6
[Hide Comment] 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
Rob Bailey
Fort Collins, CO
  V6
[Hide Comment] 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