Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
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|Shared By:||Andy Riley on Apr 3, 2015|
Access Issue: Keeping climbs open depends on maintaining good relationships with locals and monks Details
This climbing area is intertwined with monasteries and pagodas. It is critical for climbing in Myanmar to maintain these relationships through respectful conduct with the monks and the surrounding areas. Please be modest, respectful, friendly, and responsive to the wishes of the monks and local people. Do not climb on religious monuments, and remove shoes when crossing over established pagoda areas.
Tyler Hoffart bolted this route and hypothesized that the full line would be in the 5.13 range. Slingshot Monkey is the first pitch of the route. It starts with a slab to a fun overhanging boulder problem. The climbing eases up a little, but remains technical and pumpy all the way to the chains. For the extension/second pitch see American Outlaw.
The first pitch of the rightmost line on the wall. Number 3 on the Monk's Life Wall topo photo.
Bolts. I just added bolt hangers to the first and third bolts, which previously did not have hangers. Just a warning the hangers that I added are plated steel (12/26/15). They will not hold up as long as the other stainless steel hangers on the route and should be watched pretty closely in the upcoming years. Carabiners at the anchor.