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Monster Skank

5.13b, Sport, 70 ft (21 m),  Avg: 3.9 from 43 votes
FA: Dan McQuade, January 1993
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > 05-Sandstone Qu… > Parking Lot Area > Front Corridor
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


Perhaps the finest sport climb in Red Rock. Two bolts of 5.9 jugginess lead to the first of many powerful boulder problems. Enjoy the variety (and the mandetory all points off dyno) and grimace through the crimpers on this beautiful classic!


Deepest route on the left side of the corridor, next to Sunsplash (5.13b).


Chain draws to chains.

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Photo: Tyler Casey
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Monster Skank
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Harrison Teuber climbs Monster Skank
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Mid crux on Monster Skank<br>
Photo Credit: Mark Bryan Paras
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Working some short person beta on the Skank!
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Taking a rest near the top of Monster Skank.
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Unknown climber on the beautiful climb Monster Skank
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[Hide Comment] I agree with the above, this climb is worldclass. If you ever work a 13b, let it be this one. Mar 24, 2009
Pat Mac
Salt Lake City
[Hide Comment] I agree with ya Ben. I worked this thing one day and hung like 3 times my first go. This season I will work the crap out of it. WORLDCLASS!!!!! Oct 22, 2010
Brent Butcher
[Hide Comment] A classic 13! A fun start with very cool rock features. For me there were 2 cruxes. One near the beginning with a pinky jam (I believe around the 4th bolt) and the last was the dyno (make sure to catch the edge). Nov 18, 2010
[Hide Comment] definitely world class, one of the hardest moves is right at the beginning with a one finger crack that hurts like hell! great place to take pics Nov 29, 2012
Jacob Fishman
Phoenix, AZ
[Hide Comment] When does this beast get sun? Dec 25, 2013
dnoB ekiM
[Hide Comment] It gets almost no sun. Maybe 30 minutes when the sun is directly above it. Dec 25, 2013
Nob0dy 95
San Diego
[Hide Comment] One of my favorite routes ever, although the crux is really awkward and hurts a little bit. Worth it though. Jan 28, 2014
Victoria, BC
[Hide Comment] It appears the undercling just before the dyno has been broken off. Doesn't seem any harder, just different. I always thought it felt pretty solid...makes me wonder if someone climbed it before it was dry :/ Feb 24, 2015
[Hide Comment] Seems significantly harder if youre wing span is below a certain threshold. Maxed out moves one after another for a ways. Feb 16, 2017
Ethan Smalley
Asheville, North Carolina
[Hide Comment] Currently (4/27/18) there is a bird nest with four eggs in the hueco that you clip the second bolt from. The parent birds are also often in the hueco. I would avoid climbing this route due to the potential to harm the eggs or be harmed by the adult birds. Apr 27, 2018