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Altered Boy 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Errett Allen, Bill Serniuk
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Aug 14, 2005

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"Altered Boy," 5.7. Photo by Blitzo.


Clip 6 bolts, and share the Simplexity anchor. The crux lies at the second or third bolt. After bolt 4, the route angles to the right. Use a single rope to lower off.


Altered Boy is right of Going to the Chapel and left of Simplexity.


6 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.

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Altered Boy.
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Joell headed for the third bolt.

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By Anonymous Coward
Aug 23, 2005

Typical Monastery 5.7, although not as sustained as some. The crux is basically a couple of moves in the middle of the climb.
By Joel Larner
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 29, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Altered Boy is a straight forward 5.7. It will be a nice warm-up climb for the other routes on the Chapel. It would also be a good route for a new sport leader.
By Blitzo
Sep 12, 2006

Fun route!
By Adam Lendi
From: Denver, CO
Oct 2, 2015
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

I see comments like "typical Monestary 5.7". Why is this area so underrated compared to everywhere else? This route was nothing like any other 7 I'd been on. Honestly, if I didn't know any better, I'd call it a 5.10b. I had two newer climbers with me who couldn't do much in the Monestary aside from CCD (5.1), who typically climb 5.7 - 5.8.
By Mitchell Hall
Sep 9, 2016

If it's your first time at The Monastery, the grades might feel stiff. You just have to learn that your rubber will stick to this gritty rock and the pebble pinching is just for balance. I second the "typical Monastery 5.7" description.

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