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Monkey Spunk

5.11a, Sport, 65 ft (20 m),  Avg: 3.1 from 17 votes
FA: T. Perkins, C. Perkinson
Colorado > Independence Pass > Ptarmigan Creek… > Jungle Wall

Description

Fun, blocky, face climbing leads to a huge roof. Pass the huge roof with huge moves on huge holds! As Tom describes, "climb the face then over the huge roof using monkey moves".

Location

This is the farthest right route on the Jungle Wall. This is a really great wall with tremendous views and a collection of great 5.11 & 5.12 sport routes!

Protection

6 bolts. Rap the route. There is a chain anchor.

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Monkey Spunk at Jungle Wall, Independence Pass.
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Pink Thunder
Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] FUN, FUN, FUN. Jul 8, 2013
Jeff Welch
Dolores, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Unless I completely missed something, this rig is WAY harder than 11a at the 4th bolt crux. I saw no options other than a long and hard pull off a terrible sloping crimp/pinch (a hold much worse than anything on Ten Digit Dialing in CCC, which is 12c) or a 1-2ft dyno to a flat 3-finger edge. Much harder than either the crux pulls or dyno on Baba Fats, or the crux on Yabba Dabba Doo (both 11a). The rock is a bit friable in that section - did something break?

The roof was fun but very thuggy, seemed fair at 11a. About two letter grades harder than Storm Jumper, which I think is 10c, seems right. Aug 3, 2015
Alvaro Arnal
Aspen, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Secret beta alert: at the 4th bolt, step right across the ledge to a no-hands stance and find the good right hand sidepull around the corner to move up and into the alcove below the roof. Aug 3, 2015
Jeff Welch
Dolores, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Aha. I knew I must be missing something....

I'll have to give this another go. Aug 3, 2015
Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
 
[Hide Comment] This route is great. The roof moves while obvious are tough. I blew a block off the first attempt over the roof with my foot. I was confused, since I was all of the sudden falling. I don't think it changed the climb at all. Jul 20, 2016