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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 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
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 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
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: T. Davis, M. Harrington, S. Malchelosse, 2/88
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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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Description

This is a good route in the middle of the Monolith's east face. It has 2 starts. You can go from down below and make it 11a or you can start above skipping the first 2 bolts. If you don't go down into the subterranean bit, it goes at 10a or so.

Follow an appealing face with neat, embedded rocks protruding from the matrix. Pass 7 or 9 bolts. There is a runout bit near the top above the last bolt.

Location

This is in the middle of the east face of the Monolith. It is just right of Post Orgasmic Depression.

Protection

7-9 bolts, depending on the start, and a 3 bolt anchor.
Powers
San Diego, CA
  5.10a PG13
Powers   San Diego, CA
  5.10a PG13
Pretty fun climb, lots of places to hangout/rest and enjoy the view, so if you are a beginner sport climber and want a climb with more of a challenge, try this one.
Jul 10, 2013
Kyle Queener
Bishop, California
 
Kyle Queener   Bishop, California
 
A nice easy way to do the bottom section is to clip the first two bolts and then lower into the pit and top rope the bottom section and then lead the rest. A good option for the belayer in winter months. Feb 1, 2013
LeeAB Brinckerhoff
ABQ, NM
 
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
 
Starts by stepping to the right off of the main platform that most of the routes start off of. This route is the second to the right of POD and immediately right of Hawaiian Noises.

I did the pit start years ago and don't remember it but it does appear to have Leper hangers. Nov 24, 2009
Very fun to start from the pit. Only one hard move. Oct 29, 2008