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Chunky Monkey S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jump for Cholla S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mashing Cactus S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sunnyside Up T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sunshine Boys S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tragically Hip S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Twistin' Off S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 100 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Scott Ayers
Page Views: 1,145 total · 10/month
Shared By: jbak . on Dec 29, 2008
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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A brilliant, exposed, slightly overhung JUGGY arete/face climb. Except for a couple of wild moves, most of the route is left of the arete.

The 5.10 approach pitch is not bad and should not keep you off this climb.


To the right of the Sunnyside slab is an obvious arete high up. That is the second pitch.


B & C


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jbak .
jbak .   tucson,az
Just as Steve's Arete may be the most OVER-appreciated route around Tucson, Chunky Monkey may be the most under-appreciated. One of the best 5.11s in So. Az. It is better than Steve's (IMNSHO) and never sees any traffic. Good send Wing ! Dec 29, 2008
I like both pitches - I think the lower pitch is much more interesting than the other 10 on the Sunnyside slab. The second pitch is great! Plus awesome view at the top and at the belay ledge as bonus.

John, thank you for telling me about this route and did it with me. I used to think it only matters if the routes are good. I am started to think maybe it also matters who I did the route with. Dec 29, 2008
jbak .
jbak .   tucson,az
Back at ya Wingo Dingo. Dec 30, 2008
I concur, John. Way to go Wing!!! Your huge!!! Jan 2, 2009
Braxtron   ...
Does anyone have a pic or two of this route? Feb 6, 2009
1Eric Rhicard
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
I thought Dean Brault did this route? Feb 17, 2009
jbak .
jbak .   tucson,az
EFer...I could be wrong...if you know for sure I'll change it. I don't have Dean's number. Feb 17, 2009
I thought Dean did the two pitch thing to the right, with Scott Brockmeyer. Feb 18, 2009
Littleton, CO
Hendrixson   Littleton, CO
Climbed this route yesterday after seeing it on John Baker's "Top Mt Lemmon Sport 5.11s" list and I was not disappointed. The first pitch is good; the second pitch is awesome. The highlight is definitely dangling off the arete midway through the climb before returning to the left face.

The mixed route to the right looks awesome as well. It appears to be mostly bolted, requiring only 2 or 3 pieces, and more exposed. Jan 30, 2010

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