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Monster Skank 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Dan McQuade, January 1993
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Mar 21, 2008

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Perhaps the finest sport climb in Red Rock. Two bolts of 5.9 jugginess lead to the first of many powerful boulder problems. Enjoy the variety (and the mandetory all points off dyno) and grimace through the crimpers on this beautiful classic!


Deepest route on the left side of the corridor, next to Sunsplash (5.13b).


Chain draws to chains.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Monster Skank
Monster Skank
Rock Climbing Photo: Working some short person beta on the Skank!
BETA PHOTO: Working some short person beta on the Skank!
Rock Climbing Photo: Taking a rest near the top of Monster Skank.
Taking a rest near the top of Monster Skank.
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber on the beautiful climb Monster Ska...
Unknown climber on the beautiful climb Monster Ska...

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By BenL
Mar 24, 2009

I agree with the above, this climb is worldclass. If you ever work a 13b, let it be this one.
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Oct 22, 2010

I agree with ya Ben. I worked this thing one day and hung like 3 times my first go. This season I will work the crap out of it. WORLDCLASS!!!!!
By Brent Butcher
Nov 18, 2010
rating: 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

A classic 13! A fun start with very cool rock features. For me there were 2 cruxes. One near the beginning with a pinky jam (I believe around the 4th bolt) and the last was the dyno (make sure to catch the edge).
By Cunning Linguist
Feb 15, 2012

"Working" sounds like a lot of work to me.
By elijah moncrieff
Nov 29, 2012

definitely world class, one of the hardest moves is right at the beginning with a one finger crack that hurts like hell! great place to take pics
By Jacob Fishman
From: Phoenix, AZ
Dec 25, 2013

When does this beast get sun?
By dnoB ekiM
Dec 25, 2013

It gets almost no sun. Maybe 30 minutes when the sun is directly above it.
By Nob0dy
From: Flagstaff, Az
Jan 28, 2014
rating: 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

One of my favorite routes ever, although the crux is really awkward and hurts a little bit. Worth it though.
By Hoboken
Mar 29, 2014

World fucking class. Stout rig
By G McG
From: Victoria, BC
Feb 24, 2015

It appears the undercling just before the dyno has been broken off. Doesn't seem any harder, just different. I always thought it felt pretty solid...makes me wonder if someone climbed it before it was dry :/
By Raddam6
Feb 16, 2017

This route is height dependent. A handful of trivial moves turn straightforward but hard for someone below average height, soon turning desperate for those under 5.6. Surely it still goes, but prepare to watch taller climbers hike through your cruxes while complaining about easy moves such as those through the finger locks.

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