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Bandersnatch S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Caliban S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cerberus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chupacabra S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Cookie Monster S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cyclops S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Godzilla Meets Bambi S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Grendal S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hippalectryon S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jeckyll and Hyde S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Kraken T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Mighty Mouse T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mike Wazowski (of Monsters Inc.) S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Monster Slayer S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Ogopogo S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pegasus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Predator S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Scream Queen S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Scuttlebutt T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stay Puft S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Swamp Thing T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Werepig S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Josh Smith
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Shared By: Josh Smith on Mar 22, 2009
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Intricate side to side climbing with a fun crux at the roof.

Climb left of the bolt line for a good bit in the lower third of the route. Cool switch back right to the bolt line up just past half way. Bust out left again for a move or two before great jugs take you over the fun roof moves.


8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor


Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
One of the large jug holds just before the roof move was removed last week as it was loose anyway. There's still a big jug just right of where this one came off so the route wasn't significantly changed. It might be a bit more reachy now but not by much. Apr 22, 2009
John Kear
Albuquerque, NM
John Kear   Albuquerque, NM
Visited the Monster Wall for the first time yesterday. Wow! What an amazing discovery. The routes are excellent in an absolutely ideal setting. We especially enjoyed Werepig, Pegasus, and Cyclops. Top shelf climbing for NM for sure and pretty damn good compared to just about anywhere. Nice Work! Aug 24, 2009
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
A hold going past the first bolt came off last week, apparently. It's a bit more difficult now but still within the original .11 range. The route is "cleaning up" nicely. :-) Aug 26, 2009
Thanks, John. Glad you had the chance to check it out. It's been a nice haven during the hotter months. Aug 28, 2009
Dave Wachter
Dave Wachter  
Fantastic! Great movement and varied climbing. High quality rock through most of the route. Although the top bit was not cleaned into submission, the rock was surprisingly solid even up there. Congrats and thanks for putting up such a stellar route! May 30, 2010
Andrew B. Ellis
Andrew B. Ellis  
Wow, what a great line! I am really looking forward to coming back to this one.

I took a decent whip just before the roof bolt and when my feet came into the wall a big chunk broke off and almost clocked my belayer. The piece that came off was not from the climbing line, but the blanker space directly between bolt 3 and 4 - just a heads up, maybe having the belayer wear helmet is a good idea on this one, I got very lucky!

The rock quality on the climbing line is really good however. Aug 1, 2017

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