Contortionist's Forte [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.6 from 14 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 50 ft|
|FA:||Lawrence Stuemke, '94|
|Page Views:||1,539 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Jesse Ryan on Jun 5, 2004|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Description [Suggest Change]
Located on the east side of the Catacomb, across from Gravestone and Mausoleum. You will find two bolted lines with red hangers uphill from a crack with fixed nuts (Crack a Smile 12a). The left line is spider line (11b also needs supplemental gear), the right is Contortionist's Forte. Tossing in a nut just off the deck will provide security in reaching the first clip. A few crimps and fingerlocks will deposit you below the scoop at the 3rd bolt. The crux falls to contortions into the scoop. A unique route. Very unlike any other route at the Monastery. The climbing above the crux is still very thought provoking and stemming oriented. Don't expect a pulling fest.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Medium nut placement before the first bolt, 5 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.