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Monster Buck 

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

Type:  Sport, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: EFR,Chelsea Cook,'10
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Jul 16, 2010

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Jesse Shultz attempting the onsight. Photo By Bre...


Great face climbing right off the deck leads to hard moves over a roof.


Starting on a protruding band of dark rock where the rock begins curving around to the left and up the hill toward the Upper Wall. The trail drops down toward the creek



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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 4, 2010
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Congrats to Joe Kreidel for his excellent onsite of this route this week!
By Jimbo
Sep 12, 2010

12a is a fair rating for this nifty route.
Hard crux at the bottom and hard bit over over the roof.
I think the bottom moves are a bit harder than the roof moves.
Height is a big advantage on this route.
By Jimbo
Sep 26, 2010

OK I was shown some different beta for the bottom bit by the ever clever Canadian. The roof is indeed the crux.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 2, 2010
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

one of my favorite routes in the area. hard, fun moves for the first half of the climb lead to a creative rest before the crux roof. the crux is tricky and technical, and one more challenging part before the anchors.
By "Canada" Eric Ruljancich
May 19, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Congratlations to Jill Hadap for cruising this excelent climb today, her very first 5.12. Awesome send.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
May 20, 2012
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Jill, nice job!!! Way to go!!
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
May 20, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Jill is a bad ass!:-)

Kind of off-the-couch too!
By Queen LaTufa
From: tucson, az
May 21, 2012

Thanks, guys!!! Trying to keep up with all y'all badasses is HARRRRRD!!!
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 3, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

The send train was going on this route today. Nice sends Clay M, Erica B, Aleix S-C, and Pete P!
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 3, 2012
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Wow! Nice job everyone!!!
By Austin Sobotka
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 12, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Really fun route with balance intensive movement throughout. 12a is about right for me, 11d (as per two other ratings) seems like quite the sandbag. However, elevation may have played a large role given that I'm generally a Phoenix climber. Either way, if it's within your limit then definitely give it a go! I personally found the crux to be right after the roof, but I may have been missing a better sequence.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 13, 2014

It is a fun route. It wasn't the elevation Austin. It is 12-. The down raters come out if they get it easier than the last 12- they did. I have done the down rating more times than I can count. Onsights often lead to a lower rating from me.

People forget about the fact that now they live in the gym during the week and are working hard routes all the time. When the first 11+ routes were done pull-ups push-ups and sit-ups were the training regimen. Go get on some older 11s and you will find they are often not that hard as we are so much more well trained.
By Byron Hempel
From: Tucson
Aug 30, 2017
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Jimbo (MHRIP) may have said that height helps out on this route, but the shorties also have solid beta!

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