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

Description

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.

Location

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

Protection

8 bolts and an anchor.

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caughtinside
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
ABQ, NM
 
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
  5.11c
Max Rausch   Portland, OR
  5.11c
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
obiss
  5.11b
obiss  
  5.11b
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