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Routes in Monkey Bar Boulder
|Center Face V2-3 5+|
|Classic Monkey V6 7A|
|Darwin Award V2 5+|
|Glory Hole V1 5|
|Monkey Bar Direct V8 7B|
|Monkey Bar Direct Right V9 7C|
|Monkey Bar Traverse V6+ 7A|
|Monkey Crack V1 5|
|Monkey Left V2 5+|
|Monkey Pinch V5 6C|
|Northeast face left V3 6A|
|Oompa Loompa V5 6C|
|Pocket sit start V2 5+|
|Right of Crack V2 5+|
|Type:||Boulder, 10 ft|
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|Shared By:||Matt Kuehl on Mar 16, 2012|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
Be sure to park along the paved road, and NOT on the private driveways! Details
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionTired 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.