The Monkey King
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Routes in Low Mountain
|Die Another Day S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Flake Out S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Footsteps of Our Ancestors, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lazy Days S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Monkey King, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Sherrif Fatman S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Ten Thousand S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Sport, 320 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Sylvain Lang, Olivier Balma 2004|
|Page Views:||468 total, 6/month|
|Shared By:||Ken H on Apr 2, 2011|
|Admins:||Dan Flynn, Nate Ball|
DescriptionThere is some loose rock on pitch 5 so helmets are recommended.
Pitch 1: 5.10a 80 ft. climb up the tree to 5.10a face climbing with all your stuff you brought to the crag. Clip your stuff to the double bolt anchors.
Pitch 2: 5.9 35 ft. Move out left and then back right to a thread and one bolt.
Pitch 3: 5.10a 80 ft. head up in a grove move left then back right at bolt 4 (slight long) directly below the stalactite, then up and hard right to a ledge.
Pitch 4: 5.10a 80 ft. walk across the ledge to the right to below a crack in the roof, head up to the crack and chimney a little then lean out of the chimney on crimps to pull through, move further right after the chimney to the anchors.
Pitch 5: 5.8 40 ft. head up and left up easy climbing. Easiest to lower back to belay at pitch 4.
5 single rope Rappels to get down.
You could link some pitches but would need to use slings a lot to manage rope drag. Linking P 2&3 and 4&5 might work out.