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YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Andrew Riley
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Andrew Riley on Apr 3, 2015

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Keeping climbs open depends on maintaining good relationships with locals and monks contact Technical Climbing Club Myanmar (TCCM) for more information MORE INFO >>>


Tyler Hoffart bolted this route and hypothesized that the full line would be in the 5.13 range. Slingshot Monkey is the first pitch of the route. It starts with a slab to a fun overhanging boulder problem. The climbing eases up a little, but remains technical and pumpy all the way to the chains. For the extension/second pitch see American Outlaw.


The first pitch of the rightmost line on the wall. Number 3 on the Monk's Life Wall topo photo.


Bolts. I just added bolt hangers to the first and third bolts, which previously did not have hangers. Just a warning the hangers that I added are plated steel (12/26/15). They will not hold up as long as the other stainless steel hangers on the route and should be watched pretty closely in the upcoming years. Carabiners at the anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Monk's Life topo photo, Slingshot Monkey is number...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Start of Slingshot Monkey
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By Andrew Riley
From: Yangon, Myanmar
Dec 27, 2015

Spent some time trying the moves and scrubbing the dust, grime, and loose rock off of this route yesterday, ended up getting the surprise send today for the FA. Great climb and great addition, now that there is chalk on the holds and hangers on the bolts. Several bouldery sequences on the route. I can't wait to start trying the extension.
By Steve Davis
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 2, 2016

Good work! How long is the route?
By Andrew Riley
From: Yangon, Myanmar
Jan 3, 2016

It's about 70 feet to the first anchor.

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