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Routes in E. The Monument

Lothlorien T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Monument, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Naked Blade T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Road To Serfdom, The S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Stubborn Swede S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, Sport, 50 ft
FA: Eric Ulner, Micheal Simpson 1988
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Shared By: Coleman M on Nov 14, 2007
Admins: Chris treggE, Dave Hug

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Description [Suggest Change]

A wicked fun mixed route on the arete of the Monument. Head up the arete to a really good rest on a ledge, a brown tricam has a bomber placement here. Then sport up to the finish.

Location [Suggest Change]

As facing the Monument from Pricker Peak it is on the striking arete on the right side.

Protection [Suggest Change]

small to medium gear and a brown tri-cam, then 3 bolts or so to the top.


KENtucky Spurling
Louisville, Ky
KENtucky Spurling   Louisville, Ky
FA- Eric Ulner, Micheal Simpson 1988 Jan 18, 2009
Back in the 90's this route was rated 11c in Mike Simpson's guidebook. I was pleased to get the onsight; 11a does seem more like it. Jackson Falls is a great area, and this is one of the best routes. Jul 11, 2010
Tom Atkins
Carbondale, Illinois
Tom Atkins   Carbondale, Illinois
It's 3 bolts of .11a to the rest on the ledge, then clip the 4th and .10b climbing with 2 solid gear placements to the anchors. OR you could just run it out like a champ. Fun stuff. Oct 27, 2014

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