Type: Sport, 90 ft
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Purple Galaxy busts some bouldery initial climbing up to and past the first bolt, followed by some great sequential pocket pulling. It slowly eases off as you approach the 1st set of chains. Keep going though! The upper bulge adds a nice little punch to the end of the route, with some pumpy climbing and some last minute decision making. For those who track the numbers, probably soft at 12a to the 1st set of anchors, but solid if you take the full ride.8


This is the first long route (over 4-5 bolts) on the wall, located on a nice purple section of the wall, just before and to the right of a low prow / arete feature. If you see a boltrd left facing dihedral, you've just passed it.


8 bolts to 1st anchor and 4 more to final anchor, so 13-14 bolts + anchor for the full pitch. Over 25m to top anchor! So 60m rope or mid anchor pit stop needed.


Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
After climbing this thing a couple of times, one has to wonder how "enhanced" those super duper deep monos are. I'd choose to feign ignorance, because this thing has some outstanding climbing! Oct 31, 2011
Phill T
Phill T  
you dont have to use the two monos, there are definitely ways around them for those of us that dont have pulleys of steel. getting off the ground is greasy as hell and I'd say the crux of the route, recommend stick clipping the 2nd bolt (the first you can clip from the ground). May 14, 2012
aka the purple monster Oct 17, 2012
Simon W
Nowhere Land
Simon W   Nowhere Land
The send doesn't count if the cheater stone pile is more than 6-8" tall =P In my case I could reach through the hardest move to a finger lock with a 2' stack of cheater stones so sent it back from whence it came!

Luckily for me I "use" the monos but I never have to pull on them.

The extension is worthwhile, and unless you are ruthlessly pumped at the first anchor, it's worth shaking out and continuing. Jul 21, 2017
mc kaiser
Lander, Wy
mc kaiser   Lander, Wy
I've heard some people say that it's not 12a unless you do the extension. Considering that you get a comfy no hands rest at the first anchors, and the climbing above (to me, at least) feels easier than the boulder problem at the bottom, I'm not sure I agree. That said, the extension adds another 30 or so feet of excellent climbing. Feb 6, 2018
The Morse-Bradys
Lander, WY
The Morse-Bradys   Lander, WY
+/- 2015 Hardware update Dec 5, 2018
Adam Keifenheim
Adam Keifenheim  
My two cents is that this route is 12a (and five star) to the first anchor where you can get a 100% rest. The extension is a thinner style and probably about 11d, so if you milk the rest at the first anchor, the extension does not add to the grade. The extension is 4 bolts plus anchors (which had quick links as of yesterday). Dec 17, 2018
Max Tepfer
Bend, OR
Max Tepfer   Bend, OR
I just did this thing today and am 95% sure that the extension is 3 bolts. (not including either of the anchors) Regradless, you should for sure do it! Really fun climbing on top of an already excellent route. 11 hours ago