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The Hundredth Monkey

5.11b, Sport, 75 ft,  Avg: 3.5 from 4 votes
FA: Deanne Gray and Rolland Arsons (1990)
California > Yosemite NP > Lower Merced Ri… > r. Elephant Rock
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


This is the warm-up on Killer Pillar. It's also quite an excellent climb by it's own merits. It climbs the face on the left side of the Pillar and gets shade most of the day, including afternoon when the rest of the routes have gone into the sun. Good for running laps on at the end of the day.

The only fault with the route is the bolt line sometimes feels a bit forced, with easier climbing off to the left. It also doesn't feel quite as exposed as the other Pillar routes since it stands above a gully, rather than slabs. The crux is at a point maybe 2/3rds of the way up where you must feel around to find the best knobs on a slight overhang.


Bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap.

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[Hide Comment] not sure why a comment says that it "needs traffic"-- when we did it was quite clean.

An unusual climb for yosemite valley-- fun movement between large positive knobs. Well-bolted. Apr 5, 2017