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Monkey Paws 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Max Jones (lead)??
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Submitted By: 426 on Mar 8, 2007

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Awesome thin crack just left of "Bottomless Topless".

Pulling the roof will be the crux for most, but if leading, the top is pumper and a wee bit heady. Awkward, hard to see placements past the 2/3rds horizontal "rest".


Obvious chalked up finger crack with a roof about 25' up on the front side of Snowshed, just left of the 10a chimney, "Bottomless Topless"


Thin rack, an arsennal of small cams up to about a 2" piece for right above the roof.

Or better perhaps, just set up a TR.

Photos of Monkey Paws Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Some trickier moves higher up.
Some trickier moves higher up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lucas Price fighting gravity.
Lucas Price fighting gravity.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling over the crux roof.
Pulling over the crux roof.

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By urs
Nov 23, 2008

One of the best cracks i have done so far. If you are up for the grade then this is a must do. A crux roof leads into thin liebacking on perfect finger locks. Awesome and sustained!
By Brandon14
Mar 7, 2009

A great climb to push your trad ability to the next level - good protection and good to fall on. Took a 20'+ fall about 10' above the horizontal - 0.5" friend held perfectly
By Evan Riley
From: San Francisco, CA
Jul 27, 2013

Great route, clean falls, great pro, just make sure you bring your offsets. A really good route to push the grade on.
By kolamjr
From: Tahoma, California
Jan 15, 2015

Great climb!
There is a great photo of Mike Carville free solo on Monkey Paws.
By Crimper E6
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Aug 24, 2015

Fun UK E56B, polished and chalked to fuck.
By MorganH
Aug 28, 2017
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Awesome route!

0.75x2, yellow alien X 2, red camalot X 1, red alien X 1, green alien

Bullet rock, and cool moves. Probably closer to 11c most trad areas.

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