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Black Dagger, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Cantaloupe Death S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cantaloupe Death Direct S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Cataract Corner S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Direct Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Feed the Beast S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Foreplay S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Future Shock S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Gorillas in the Moss S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hard Variation S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Hawaiian Noises S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Hot Lava Lucy S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Lardbutt S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Lower North Face S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Miscegenation S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Penguin Handshake S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Post Orgasmic Depression S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ranger Bolts (aka Move over Rover) S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Regular Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Rocket in my pocket S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Subterranean Tango S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Tailspin S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wave Rider S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
West of the Sun S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
√úbermensch S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: T. Davis, K. Rich, D. Rubine, R. Rubine, 12/88.
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Apr 25, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details


This is a steep climb, described in the guidebook as "spectacular" which certainly draws the eye. It seems to climb steeper than it looks.

Ascend a slightly-overhanging face past 8 bolts. The guidebook notes it was originally climbed without the first bolt.


This is on the far left side of the east face of the Monolith. It is left of Post Orgasmic Depression & Several Small Species.


8 bolts and an anchor.


Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
Really good route, more techy and devious than POD and with a much more tenuous crux. Great sport climbing. Mar 23, 2008
Ian Walters  
Airy, sustained route with a cool feature and a great crux. Killer route! Dec 30, 2008
LeeAB Brinckerhoff
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
More technical and interesting climbing than POD but also with hollower rock at the top.

Has anyone taken a no hands at the 5th bolt in the scoop? Possibly facing out straddling the knob. Nov 24, 2009
Keith Forest  
I have gotten a no hands rest in the scoop by hooking a butt check on the obvious knob. It takes a little rear-end finagling to find the right position and balance. It's a weird position but makes for a good photo op as well as rest. Probably only possible for those of us 5'7" or less. May 26, 2010
Will Barnes
Edmonton, AB
Will Barnes   Edmonton, AB
If Foreplay is 11b I would call POD a 10d. Felt like a pretty significant step up in difficulty to me. Dec 19, 2013
Max Rausch
Portland, OR
Max Rausch   Portland, OR
Fantastic movements. Move fast or else the pump will catch up to you, especially through the crux. The airy exposure makes the route that more fun. Unfortunately fell at the last steep section, but I'll be back!!! Oct 21, 2015
This route is just as fun as POD but a little harder. I recommend having your belayer anchor into the belay bolt for this one - at the very least when you lower off and clean the route, as it's easy to pull them off the block while yarding back over to the start. Oct 18, 2016

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