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Monkey Crack 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 20'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: mschlocker on Feb 3, 2007

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G. McCay pulling through Monkey Crack 5.10c (early...

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Short crack with a very overhanging start and a big reach. Tape gloves are helpful with the upper off-hands section. You will have a lot of weight on your arms on this one.


On a rock just past the Big Grunt chimney, on the left side of the road. Can be seen from the road. To set a TR continue past it up the next switchback and walk on top.


Small to medium cams and a medium nut to lead. Can be top roped with medium cams. I have to admit to bailing on my lead so look at it and take what looks good to you.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Monkey Crack
Monkey Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Monkey Crack.  Note the very overhanging start.
Monkey Crack. Note the very overhanging start.

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