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And Monkeys Might Fly Out My Butt S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
M.O. T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, Sport, 50 ft
FA: Geoff Fullerton
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This high quality mixed route is definitely worth carrying some gear in for. It starts with a sweet crack corner system which is jammed and laybacked up to a big jug and a stance below the small overlap. From here follow 2 bolts up the tricky face/seam to the anchors. Felt a bit harder than the other 5.8's in the area.


2 bolts, small cams, tricams and nuts, coldshut anchor


Sorry, folks: SOLID 5.9. Even in Yos. I did 5.9 pitches on HD and El Cap that felt just like this. Don't go in expecting a nice 5.8 romp. Good climbing, though!

BAd Jul 26, 2017
N California
grabski   N California
Fun, and thinner than expected in places. I agree, felt hard for a 5.8 relative to the area. Jan 25, 2016
Reno, NV
BruceB   Reno, NV
Fun hand crack with a little face climbing. Solid 5.8.
Bring the rack for this and a bunch of great trad routes at the Dihedrals. Clean rock and nice splitters. Apr 28, 2015
J. Hickok  
Maybe don't bring the gear just for this one, but if you did bring the gear this could be a good warm up. Mar 29, 2015
A great route. Easily the hardest yet also one of the best .8's in the gorge. If this route was in yos it would be .8 though. Apr 20, 2007