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Monkey On My Back 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Roy Suggett, Andy Ross and Gene Vallee
New Route: Yes
Season: May through October
Page Views: 85
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Sep 26, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Yellow = Monkey On My Back Pink = Stuffed Monkey ...

Description 

Start low on the easy face to reach the first bolt. This avoids the very loose blocks at the base of the arete and keeps everybody safer. Make sure you clip the second bolt prior to a fun filled romp up steep to over hanging good rock and a turn or two around the arete. The moves after the second and just past the third bolt are cruxie but the pump will not let up until you reach the anchor. This is a photogenic line for those who, unlike me, have a good camera.

Location 

This is the most southerly line in the Upper Canopy and just left of Stuffed Monkey.

Protection 

Five QDs and runners for the two bolt anchor.


Photos of Monkey On My Back Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice arete
Nice arete
Rock Climbing Photo: Possible harder line just right of the arete
Possible harder line just right of the arete
Rock Climbing Photo: FA and the monkey off my back
FA and the monkey off my back
Rock Climbing Photo: ,
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Rock Climbing Photo: Fun steep movement
Fun steep movement

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Aug 8, 2017
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Stout crux on this one, caught me by surprise. Beware the block as you roll around the arete.

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