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Mon Cherie 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Sherrie Dooley, Raleigh Collins, Keith Brueckner
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Mar 24, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: "Mon Cheie". Photo by Blitzo


Face climbing on a part of the crag that gradually narrows with height, until it nearly resembles a tower.


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9 bolts

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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Mar 24, 2008

One of the few routes that I have climbed in the Alabama Hills that felt stiff for the grade.
By Dave Daly
From: Kernville, CA
May 14, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Except for a few moves near the top, this route is pretty soft for 5.9. Great route however.
By Justin Tomlinson
From: Monrovia, CA
May 6, 2012

2 stars for the nice challenging moves at the top and some interesting climbing at the bottom.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
May 12, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Did not find this route feeling stiff as MF mentioned, on the contrary it felt very similar to it's neighbors on Hoodgie Wall; 5.8 at best. Whatever the grade, it's nice climbing, well protected and definitely worth doing.
By Russ Walling
May 13, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

While doing the moves up near the top, I thought it was 50/50 that I might pitch off this thing. Seemed pretty hard to me.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Mar 17, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Extremely well protected - even for a sport route. But good sequential moves towards the top which are more technical than the routes on Hoogie - actually had to stop and think.
By Petr
Apr 15, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

5.6 all the way to the top. one 5.9 move up there. Great rock, not much fun if you are looking for a 9!
By Matt N
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 5, 2013

Not sustained, but fairly sequential (for 5.9) crux with cool moves - fun.
By butters
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Jan 26, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

great flow of moves on the middle section
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Oct 11, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Mathew, Chris, and Russ are spot on with the crux being stiff and thought provoking for 5.9, but the remainder of the line being much easier and not sustained.
Edit...yeah Eric you're sense that Mon Cherie is 5.9d seems about right.
By Eric A Beck
Apr 1, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Did this again today. My memory was of going straight up over the bolt at the top. Today went right slightly and then stepped back left. My rating, 9d. Great route on superb rock.

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