Type: Sport, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: Pat and Azenda Thompson and Rick and Jana Thompson
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 5, 2003 · Updates
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Monastic Groove is one of the best routes at the Outer Gates. It features refreshingly different holds than many of its neighboring 5.7/5.8s which tend to be very similar to each other.

This is the center most route in the Vestry, just downhill from the thin spire called the Steeple. Squeeze behind a detached boulder and start the route at its top. Climb up a fun water groove to a bulge with the biggest jugs that you will ever see. Pull through this, and continue for a few more bolts to a anchor set in an alcove about 70' up.

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8 bolts, 2-bolt anchor with chains at the top.