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Routes in The Monkey Skull

Amy, Good Gorilla T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Casual Corner T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fever Dance T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fringe Dweller T,S,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hollow Be Thy Name T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Looking for Trouble T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Monkey Trial T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ripple S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Skull and Bones S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Summit Block T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Sunshine Dihedral T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Upside The Cranium S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, Sport, 90 ft
FA: ?Brent Kertzman & partner, clean gear, 1987.
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Aug 19, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Very nice route. Lots of fun if your over 6'. Significantly harder if you're 5'4". Kind of run-out w/o a few pieces of trad gear.

Number 3 on the picture.


Seven bolts (retrobolted) + 3 mid-sized Friends will get you to the chains.


Jason Haas
Jason Haas  
There is a 5.9 variation that goes straight up from the second pin instead of traversing further left towards Casual Corner. Sling a flake, place a few RPs, then connect with the last two bolts of the red hangers on the bolted arete to the right. Top out between the chains on the normal line and the bolted arete. May be "R" rated, depends on your comfort level with marginal gear. Nov 20, 2007
Ken Heiser
Boulder, CO
Ken Heiser   Boulder, CO
I always bring a couple of trad pieces to supplement the bolts on this one. A bit contrived but fun and very appropriately named. Dec 9, 2003
Matt Juth
Matt Juth   Evergreen
If you're a shorty, and don't want to do the lunge, you can get around it! Sep 12, 2003
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
At 5'10", it was about an 8" lunge for the bucket edge off one foot. Maybe it was the rain.... Brian, at 6'2", said it was sort-of-static. Jun 17, 2003
We top roped this over the weekend. I'd agree that the crux has definitely got to be harder for shorter people - maybe 11a for anyone under about 5' 8", 10d for everyone else ;-) Fun climb. Oct 28, 2002