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Monkey Bars

5.10a, Sport, 50 ft,  Avg: 2.7 from 130 votes
FA: Jon Bronaugh, 2004
Kentucky > Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Playground


The route begins on a slightly overhanging rock and steepens as you go. Enjoy bigger moves and bigger holds on steeper rock as you near the anchors, great introduction to pulling on steep jug-hauls in the red!


When you walk up the trail from the main road, this is the juggy and steep line that will be right in front of you. Note 2 more sport routes to the right, including a crimpy 12a,are the last routes on the wall before the slabs.


5 bolts, so 7 draws

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JoshQ on Monkey Bars
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SPOILER ALERT - this is a sequence map.
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someone on steal the bacon on the left, me on the monkey bars on the right
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Starting of Monkey Bars.
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[Hide Comment] This is a very fun route, and in my opinion it is one of the steepest 10a's you will ever find! Pure fun and big moves on great holds. It is great to warm up on if you are looking to get on some of the harder and steeper stuff in the area. Nothing to the left of Jungle Gym looks all that great though, so I would probably skip those routes. Nov 18, 2009
Gif Zafred
Pittsburgh, PA
[Hide Comment] Some tough moves near the top as the route kicks back more. Big throw leads to a somewhat sequence dependent moves. Great route! Apr 28, 2011
Chicago, IL
[Hide Comment] This may be one of the most difficult 10a's I've ever climbed. It is burly and heady, particularly from the 3rd to 4th bolt. This climb can easily beat you down, so do not take it lightly. That said it is exceptional and should be on your tick list. Apr 25, 2016
[Hide Comment] Did you try tightening the nut by hand? Is the bolt moving or is the hangar just loose? Specifics are important here.

Unless the bolt itself is moving, it should be fine. If you can't tighten the nut by hand, a wrench ought to do it. Jun 9, 2016
[Hide Comment] The crux is finding it without a top rope hanging on it, oh and the hard to figure out while trying to onsite. Sep 7, 2016
[Hide Comment] Full rebolt completed on February 11th 2017 Feb 11, 2017