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Auto Cream AKA Sunwheel S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Druid, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Fringe Dweller S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Gag, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Limp At Last S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mr. Hugh G.Rection T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Vigilante, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: David Rubine, Tom Davis, 3/89
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Shared By: Ian Walters on Dec 31, 2008
Admins: Aron Quiter, andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The Druid is the first route reached while following the approach that diverges off the Moses Springs Trail at the Northwest corner of the Monolith. It is a very beautiful, very overhanging lichen-covered face, and is almost always in the shade.

The route climbs midway up the face off of a boulder at the bottom, then jogs sharply left towards the arete on a somewhat crumbly rail. The crux is the sequence pulling out from the under the face and onto the slabby East face of the Druid boulder. Find the good spot on the arete with your left hand, then try to cross through to pull onto the slab. Try not to snag your knot! Be careful with the rail, as it is slowly deteriorating. The final slab is pretty runout, but isn't very difficult.
Great moves!


Bolts. The hanger on the first bolt looks to have been bent pretty badly, but it's clippable, and better than nothing.


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