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Mons 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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  • Description 

    Climb the 3rd major crack from the left, on the main face. Jam through a small bulge, and continue straight up. It's a great beginner climb, and a good beginner trad lead as well.

    Protection 

    Mid-to-small sized rack items for lead. For a TR, longer slings work well.


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    Rock Climbing Photo: A good view of the climb which goes up the crack t...
    BETA PHOTO: A good view of the climb which goes up the crack t...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Haley on Mons.
    Haley on Mons.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Megan cranking through the crux of her first climb...
    Megan cranking through the crux of her first climb...

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    By James Garnett
    From: Bellingham, WA
    Sep 10, 2003
    rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

    Too short by about 30 meters, but a short after-work on the rock is better than a late day at work :)
    By Stephen Allen
    Sep 14, 2003

    This is a fun route on really good quality rock. It helps build confidence leading, and the crux, a small bulge half way up, is very well protected with a #6 hex (#0.75 Camalot maybe) and is also on good hand holds. Idle Hands is about the same difficulty as Mons, but without any crux really. Be sure that the belayer is anchored if you are leading this climb to prevent any falls to the highway.
    By J. Fox
    From: Black Hawk, CO
    Apr 7, 2008

    Be careful of loose rock on the ledge just below the anchor. There are a couple football sized rocks that if knocked down, would make for a bad day to any motorist driving by. Also, when rapping, watch where your rope lands. My partner knocked loose a small-ish rock while rapping that nearly hit an onlooker taking photos from the road.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Mar 4, 2014
    rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

    The crux on this is really only one move. It is protected by a #1 Camalot and then a #0.75 Camalot slightly higher. If you know how to crack climb, it is over quickly.
    By Justin Brunson
    From: Broomfield CO
    Oct 19, 2014
    rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

    The anchors are in kind of an awkward place for leaders-- requiring 2-3 moves above a slanting ledge after the route feels like it's over. I imagine that they're all the way up there so that the rope doesn't rub too much when toproping, but I wonder if it would be better to put them down where they could be threaded from the ledge.
    By Tim Meehan
    From: Boulder, CO
    Apr 22, 2016

    Very fun route with lots of variety on either side of the crack. However, be cautious of a sketchy rock, on right side of crack, past the crux, just below the big sloping ledge toward the top (see red circle on photo). The 3x1x1 ft block is not teetering but vibrates when you whack it. Placing protection behind or below it could jar it loose if you fell on it. Might also want to avoid the obvious handhold on it.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Be aware of sketchy rock, circled in red. Not teet...
    Be aware of sketchy rock, circled in red. Not teetering but not especially strong.

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