Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Monolith Upper Ridge West Side

Big Easy V0 4
Big Time V2+ 5+ R
Cherry Underneath V9 7C PG13
Drunk and Disorderly V4 6B R
Espionage V8 7B
Gargoyle, The V4 6B PG13
Lumberjack V1-2 5
Manhattan V1-2 5
Perfect Medium V8 7B
Perfect Medium Right V9 7C PG13
Pink T-shirts and Berry Skoal V2 5+
Sex & Chocolate V7 7A+
Sex and Chocolate with a Cherry on Top (aka S&C Direct) V8 7B PG13
Unsorted Routes:
Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Eric Zschieschie
Page Views: 2,726 total, 21/month
Shared By: Brian Runnells on Feb 8, 2007
Admins: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

You & This Route


15 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-

Description

Start using arete on right and small crimps on left. Make your way to the obvious horizontal break at half-height using razor crimp, sloper, and abysmal feet.

Continue from the break up easier moves to the top of the boulder if you are feeling brave or just traverse off left or right to ledges.

Large foot hold at bottom might be considered "off" by some...just have fun

Location

If you are facing the Venus rising boulder, continue on hiking trail for 50 feet and go right towards the lake past easy problems on the right. Angle around the backside of these boulders you pass and go down the hill hugging the cliff line on your right. You will pass Sex & Chocolate which is a blank arete/face climb/dyno. Perfect Medium is just past this on your right, around a corner.

Protection

Landing is very flat although boulders off to the side come in to play on topout
greg bahr
  V8
greg bahr  
  V8
ill second the fact its a little bit harder if your taller! this thing is sooo good! really enjoyed it! Sep 24, 2011
Remo
Madison, WI
  V8
Remo   Madison, WI
  V8
Yeah Dobbe! Mar 29, 2010
sweatpants
Broomfield, CO
sweatpants   Broomfield, CO
congrats man. Mar 29, 2010
Langlois
NYC
Langlois   NYC
Oh Yeah, sorry I wasnt there to take a sideways vid... Mar 29, 2010
Dobbe
 
Dobbe  
 
Done Dada!!! Mar 29, 2010
SteveSchultz  
 
Gabe sent this past Saturday! seems this problem is getting worked this fall!! Oct 26, 2009
SteveSchultz  
 
Sick work Remo!! Well done!! Oct 20, 2009
Langlois
NYC
Langlois   NYC
Adam Remus. So hot right now Oct 19, 2009
sweatpants
Broomfield, CO
sweatpants   Broomfield, CO
That's super news Remo! Well done sir! Oct 19, 2009
Remo sent finally, after I stopped him from trying every 20 seconds, made him rest, and used the patented "Rhoads Way" for hold scubbin'. Oct 19, 2009
Remo
Madison, WI
  V8
Remo   Madison, WI
  V8
So Psyched!!! Oct 19, 2009
SteveSchultz  
 
Manhattan is the face directly left of Perfect Medium. If you're looking at PM, turn 90 degrees to your left and that's Manhattan. Sep 21, 2009
Paul Campbell
Waukesha, WI
Paul Campbell   Waukesha, WI
Anyone know the location / have pics of Manhattan (V1/V2)? Thought it was nearby Perfect Medium... Sep 21, 2009
I remember that day well. I met that "hillbilly" on trail with his gas can and gloves taped to sleeves with duct tape so bees could not get in his shirt. Those were some great times! Jul 13, 2009
EB
Winona
EB   Winona
...and that dude is coming back this year for the climbers party in october! Should be fun even though he's off the sauce! Jul 12, 2009
Paul Jones
Madison, WI
Paul Jones   Madison, WI
A small tree prevented this problem from being done correctly in the beginning. Alas, the tree was removed. The remover of the tree was injured, a few times, for not first offering up kinnikinnic to the Spirits of the Lake and Gitchi Manitou. Always follow local ethics. In this case, local Native American ethics. The same person burned a hive full of bees with gasoline near a boulder problem, and was promptly stung in the center of the forehead, leading to a neanderthal resemblance. I miss those days, and that guy was the greatest climbing sensei I ever met. Jul 11, 2009
SteveSchultz  
 
Remo! You look so close in the last pic!!! You'll get it soon! Glad the foot beta seems to be working.

Looks like you guys had a great crew up there. Jun 29, 2009
Remo
Madison, WI
  V8
Remo   Madison, WI
  V8
This boulder problem is amazing! I thought it was over today, but PM put up a good fight, next time. Jun 28, 2009
Remo
Madison, WI
  V8
Remo   Madison, WI
  V8
Steve, you will have to show me your foot beta. RV and I got on it this morning and figuring out the feet was tricky. Super fun problem though, that crimp isn't so bad if you tape up and don't think about it. Jun 24, 2009
Using that high foot would blow out my groin... Oct 5, 2007
SteveSchultz  
 
we used the triangular foot up high. worked really well for us but i could see it being an issue for someone taller. felt a little more like V8 to me though. Sep 25, 2007
Did you use that triangle shaped foot up higher, or a really small nubbin slightly lower? Sep 23, 2007
SteveSchultz  
 
Very very good problem! That crimp is amazingly sharp though!!! I think this problem may actually be easier for people under 5'8". Getting that high foot was key and i think if i were a couple inches taller it would have been tough to do that. Sep 19, 2007
Must have been cool to see. I knew that Eric had done it but I was waiting until I found out how to spell his name. Mar 22, 2007
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
 
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
 
First Ascent by Eric Z. I was there when Eric finally fired this thing off. I never did get it. Slightly harder than the Zipper. Feb 10, 2007