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South east corner -

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Sport)
PG13
1
4 bolts
-100
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.33/5

Description:

Start same as east face. Instead of up into cave , climb face directly left of the southeast corner to the same ledge where the East face route gains access to the east face. Continue up corner staying left of east face. Petty nice route to learn to lead. It was one of my first ten leads.

Descent Options:

rap down a little chim, i think there are bolts on top now

Submitted by: Quis on 2007-12-03
Views: 1222
Route ID: 91126

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: K.hovah on 2009-04-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars i liked it

first ever outdoor climb...fun

Added: 2009-04-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: csanich on 2008-12-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Busy but good

The previous Saturday I went to the Monk, and we left before climbing it because there was a 7 person wait.

The 5.7 start is fun. The first bolt is a little ways up, but if you are a decent climber it shouldn't be scary getting to it. Once you get onto the East Face the climbing is really easy. So, easy that the view and a fun rappel are the best reasons to do it, and of course to say you've climbed the classic Praying Monk. Although, I wouldn't suggest it as a first lead climb unless you have good climbing experience, because the exposure and runout between a couple bolts could freak a newcomer out, and you have to belay your second from the top of the spire.

Added: 2008-12-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: theonlyrealj on 2008-03-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Run out bolts, but doable

So I will first say I didn't lead this, pretty scary with huge exposure to the south! I followed and I think some of the bolts are missing on this route. Once you get out of the cave the next bolt is at least 20 feet away, pretty scary if you ask me considering the drop off. Anyways, if you want to play it say take the east face about 1/3 the way up and look left, you will see the first bolt for this route, traverse diagonally to it and you will be on the route. Enjoy!

Added: 2008-07-31