Avg: 3.7 from 29 votes
|Type:||Sport, 450 ft (136 m), 4 pitches|
|FA:||Josh Gross, Taylor Woodward, and Lynn Sanson|
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|Shared By:||Lynn S on Aug 31, 2010|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Transformation is a four pitch tour to the top of Monitor with excellent stone and engaging movement.
Pitch 1, 11+, 60 feet, 7 bolts. Thoughtful edging takes you up to an overhanging, crux section. Powerful, bouldery moves take you to a jug and a nice pull over a small roof. There are two bolts with chain/links at the anchor.
Alternative start to pitch 1, 10c. Begin on "Go Down Gambling", traversing into "Transformation" for its final 10 feet to the pitch 1 anchor.
It is highly recommended to link either start with pitch 2, this provides 160 feet of fun climbing and a nice stance atop pitch 2.
Pitch 2, 10c, 100 feet, 10 bolts. Excellent face climbing leads up right to a steep, left-facing corner. Climb past this to a small ledge, traverse right and move up a shallow corner past two bolts to a chain anchor.
Pitch 3, 10b, 140 feet, 17 bolts. There is great movement throughout this long pitch, consistent and engaging It has a chain anchor at a nice ledge.
Pitch 4, 10a, 150 feet, 13 bolts. Continued excellent incuts and sidepulls lead upward to some sweet underclinging, to laybacking, to pulling over a small roof action. After the roof, continue past a couple more bolts finally belaying from a tree near the summit. I highly recommend extending your anchor down from the tree to belay up your partner.
Walk off to the north and then down the gully/talus on west side of monitor.