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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Solon/Solon Oct 23, 2016
New Route: Yes
Season: All
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Submitted By: the museum on Nov 5, 2016

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From the high saddle that splits Monster proper, s...

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From the high saddle between the Monster south and north summit, look north and there are two obvious routes. The Iowa Mountaineers, straight up (3 bolts, 5.6), and just to the right, this route. Start up and clip the first bolt, make the hardest move and move up and right past 4 more bolts and a few "coffee maker" sized jugs, to the anchors. This is a good route.


From the paved pullout on the west side of SD244, just past the Profile View, park and hike up past Stardancer, etc, past the saddle, continue up east and north to the east end of the large slab east of Monster proper and hike across the slab into the gully splitting Monster. Pass the alcove after a scrambly bit and stop at the saddle. There are 2 climbs to the right, or north. Iowa is on the left or west and this climb is on the right or northeast.


5 bolts, plus nice ring anchor. 50M rope=OK

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By the museum
From: Rapid City, SD
Nov 5, 2016

This is a good climb - better than Iowa Mtneers next door. Pro is good. It's been climbed a bit and any loose stuff is off. Hardest move is at the bottom. 17M rap.
By Ryan Emery
From: Black Hills, SD
Jun 17, 2017

I left a pair of brown Native sunglasses with a brown strap on them at the base of a new route (Lost Boy's Shadow) when we were leaving in a hurry due to rain yesterday, June 16 2017. I came back the the next day and they were gone. I would really appreciate it if whoever snagged them would return them! My phone number is 605-939-9698, Thanks!

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