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Armor Plated S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Death and Disfiguration S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Drawbridge S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
It Is What It Is S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Monstrosity S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Power Point S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rapid Fire S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Strictly Business S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Derek Peavey, bolted by Tim Wilhelmi
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Shared By: Damon Vaughan on Nov 19, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This goes straight up the face left of Monstrosity. Continuous crimps without much of a rest eventually lead to a good jug around the 6th bolt or so. From here, you traverse up and left to the anchors, with a few more hard moves. From my understanding, holds on Monstrosity are on as long as you don't traverse over for a no hands rest.


This is the second climb to the left on the Mineshaft Wall.


Bolts and closed ring anchors.


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da toz
Durango, CO
da toz   Durango, CO
I think Greg's sarcasm radar isn't working... he's such a loser. Oct 15, 2012
If you've never been to the crag, how are you qualified to comment on any of it? Sep 24, 2012
FA: Derek Peavey. Sep 12, 2010
Fort Collins
Dusty   Fort Collins
From my understanding, the climb starts with a right hand on the arete where Monstrosity starts. You then climb up and left to the first bolt. From this point on, if you follow the bolts and crimps, you shouldn't feel any desire to reach way over to Monstrosity. These two lines are close, but they are entirely independent lines (aside from the first hold). I found them to be the best two climbs in the area, so worth the few extra bolts. Enjoy.

Edit: I did the direct start the other day and it's totally reasonable and more in vogue with the rest of the climb than starting to the right. Nov 29, 2008
Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
I've never been to this crag, but looking at the pic for Mostrosity, I would say that these lines are horribly squeezed. Without colored tape, I don't know how anyone could know which holds are on. Nov 20, 2008
Does anybody know which holds you can and can't use from the climb Monstrosity? Can you start on Monstrosity or use the crimps to the left? This is a good climb, but I hate feeling like I'm in a gym and worrying if certain holds are off! Nov 19, 2008