Just Do It
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Routes in (s) Monkey Face
|Astro Monkey T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Backbone, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|East Face T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b C2|
|Just Do It S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b|
|Monkey Off My Back S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Monkey Space S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|North Face, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Northwest Passage (Aid) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2|
|Northwest Passage (Free) T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13|
|Path of Totality T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R|
|Pioneer Route T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C0|
|Rising Expectations T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Spank The Monkey(Full) S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a R|
|Spank the Monkey S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|West Face (Aid) T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c C1|
|West Face Variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C0|
|West Face Variation Direct T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Sport, 140 ft|
|FA:||J.B. Tribout, 1992|
|Page Views:||6,986 total, 161/month|
|Shared By:||bmb on May 22, 2014|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionHaven't been on this myself, but figured it needed a description on MP. I think the most recent ascents (since 2012) of this classic route was by Ryan Palo, Paige Classen and Drew Ruana.
Palo describes it in an interview post-send:
"The route breaks down into two parts. The first section in the white rock is a low angle 5.13d. Just the first six bolts could be considered a 5.13c, then there are some deadpoints to small edges and pockets. It's really off balance and technical."
It then goes "into a 5.12+ section where the rock color changes to purple. Then it gets ruckus with big leaps on slopey holds. There is probably a six move V9 on half pad edges as it gets steeper. Then there's a really hard traverse with blind moves into the final boulder sequence. Going to the last bolt, I was taking 50-footers and clearing the purple rock, landing way down in the white stone."
a cool video of Palo sending...