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Monkey Bob 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Chris Alber, 2000
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Submitted By: Cody Munger on Jun 20, 2005

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    Located on the south face of Surprising Crag, the 5th to the right of the obvious chimney. This is most likely the first route you will see as you get to the wall from the approach trail.

    The route starts in a broken up ramp that leads to a roof. Traverse right under the roof or go straight over for a slightly harder variation. Finish with an easy low-angle lie back crack.


    4 bolts and 2 bolt anchor.

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    By ChefMattThaner
    From: Lakewood, co
    Apr 13, 2014
    rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

    Super fun route, the overhang at the start is the crux, and it's smooth sailing from there on.
    By Amanda Crawford
    From: Fort Collins, CO
    Feb 9, 2015

    The first bolt is a little high/awkward, at least if you're short (I'm 5'2"). I ended up clipping the first bolt on the route to the left before I reached over to the first on Monkey Bob. Throughout it felt a little run-out with dangerous fall zones. It was a fun route, but I wouldn't put a very beginner leader on it.
    By Ryan U.
    Jul 21, 2016

    Bring sling up for anchors as two quickdraws will not be equalized.
    By Larry Shaw 1
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 21, 2017

    Steep for the grade with large jugs everywhere, a fun one.

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