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Alice S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Arcing Arm Hairs S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Deluge S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Derecho S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Drizzle S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dust Devil S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
F5 S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Flash Flood S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
G.A.S. S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Gale Force S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Golden Showers S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
In On The Killtaker S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Jack Twister S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Katabatic Cataclysm S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Monsoon S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nimbostratus S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rainbows in the Dark S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Reigning Pussies and Bitches S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Ripsnorter S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Smoke and Mirrors S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Spring Showers Bring May Flowers S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Squall, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Stormchaser S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tempest, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Virga S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Zephyr II S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Lee Terveen
Page Views: 904 total, 11/month
Shared By: BBQ on Jan 20, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Bring the rain, bring the pain. This is another Spearfish Canyon classic that keeps pouring down on your head, never letting up until the very end. Monsoon starts out with overhanging pockets and winds its way up a series of sidepulls, ledges, bulges, gastones and big moves with fun, mystery holds. Climbers who linger at the 5.10 grade will love the challenge, more advanced climbers will appreciate the sheer endurance workout and varied moves this long route offers.

Location

Monsoon is located to the left, and up a short hill from the proper part of the Thunderhead ampitheater. It stands out as being an almost pillar like structure next to a wide crack system.

Protection

Rack up about a dozen quickdraws. This route has open shut anchors. Monsoon zigzags and meanders a bit so having some long draws might help.

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Joshua Dreher
Bremerton, WA
Joshua Dreher   Bremerton, WA
Haha....Queerveen.
It's Raining Men sounds like an amazing route name. Jan 24, 2011
Caleb Hansen
Rapid City
Caleb Hansen   Rapid City
I've always heard queerveen refer to this route as "Its raining men..." Jan 22, 2011