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Routes in Monkey Bar Boulder

Blunt Arete V2 5+
Center Face V2-3 5+
Classic Monkey V6 7A
Curious George V3 6A
Darwin Award V2 5+
Glory Hole V1 5
Hyperglide V5 6C
Left V0 4
Left Left V0 4
Monkey Bar Direct V8 7B
Monkey Bar Direct Right V9 7C
Monkey Bar Traverse V6 7A
Monkey Crack V1 5
Monkey Left V2 5+
Northeast face left V3 6A
Oompa Loompa V5 6C
Pocket sit start V2 5+
Right of Crack V2 5+
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Shared By: Matt Kuehl on Mar 16, 2012
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Tired of falling on the third move of Monkey Bar Direct? Are the swarms of people getting to your head and harshing your mellow? Do you find yourself asking "Is there more to my life?"

Luckily the answer is YES, and it all starts with an ascent of Darwin Award.

Sit start on the South/West side of the natural shelter. Traverse up and left using some decent holds and a few heel hooks. Eventually you reach a good sloper, which is about the same time you decide you'd rather be hanging upside-down. So stuff both your feet up inside the crack and just chill out man, you're stressin'. Do several traversing moves while inverted, eventually reaching an OK hand jam and transitioning back upright. Try not to cut feet and pull the finishing move which tops out the leaning slab that creates the shelter. If super psyched, continue up to the top of the Monkey Bar Boulder.

Several variations of this problem exist changing the difficulty from V1 - V4 depending on how you choose to climb it.


In the natural shelter on the West side of the Monkey Bar Boulder.


Yer not scared are you?


Matt Kuehl
Las Vegas
Matt Kuehl   Las Vegas
Here is a video I put together of the mysterious super problem. Mar 16, 2012
Matt Christie  
Not sure why this problem doesn't get any love here on mountain project. One of the funnest and most unique problems I've ever done. When else will you get a chance to bat hang when it's actually useful to completing the problem? And once the cave gives birth to you and you come out onto the main boulder, you can keep traversing the juggy rails for as long as you want before going up to the top, turning it into a total pumpfest. Must do if you're in the area. Jun 11, 2017

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