Type: Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Craig Jirka / Wes Peterson / Cliff Jirka
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Shared By: Wes Peterson on Apr 19, 2019
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Location

Rasta-Man starts off the far left side of the Printerboy Ledge and climbs Space your Face. On the far left side of P/B ledge lives a fair size dihedral that tapers down and eventually pinches out to nothing leaving only a vast wall of face. This is easily seen from every picture ever taken of the Monitor.

Description

This route is for those seeking a different sort of climb, something other than another clip up, something with a wee-bit of spice. To start, wait in line, just kidding, there won't be a line.  
Starting off Printerboy ledge, far left side...
 1) The first pitch starts in and moves up the dihedral (5.9) clipping a pin or two for fun and placing gear when possible. As the crack pinches out, look for the bolt hangers, you might not see all of them, but they are up there. Some might say its run-out, some will think it's cool..The climbing is straightforward and typical Monitor easy (10a). Relax, climb, clip a bolt once an a while and placing gear. Eventually you will end up at a three bolt semi hanging belay.
 2)  Pitch two moves up the face,off to the right, pass two bolts an arriving at Rasta-Ledge. Short pitch
 3) The final pitch of Rasta-Man follows the bolt to the left. (The obvious bolt line is Dazed & Confused.)
 The following I cannot recall at all...Maybe I just blocked it out, but I know Craig did it (per notes) and I think it was with his brother Cliff that finished off this pitch. Per my notes, from my personal hand drawn guide(circa 1998) it states the following....From Rasta ledge, look up and to the left for a bolt. As Craig Jirka said. Quote "Clip the bolt, don't look back and turn the roof at the top.(5.10+)..Have fun." end Quote..I assume he put gear in at the roof. . So there you have it, If you've ever seen that bolt off to the left of Rasta-ledge, now you know...Rasta-Man

Protection

Bring two ropes. A light rack with small gear up to 3''. You won't need very much, runners for gear, quickdraws for the bolted face. There are fixed anchors on the top of 1st and 2nd pitches.Top of 3rd pitch (summit) is trad. walk off or rappel using anchors from Dazed & Confused (11a).

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