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Monkey See, Monkey Do - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.60/5 Average Rating : 3.60 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (13)
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Rock (Trad) (Sport)
PG13
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Typical Seneca Rack, full range of cams and stoppers. Mixed, trad with two bolts.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.75/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.88/5
  Fun Factor 3.62/5

Description:

Start just left of Prune. Climb up easy rock to bulge past bolt and pin. Climb rock to ledge. Second pitch starts 20ft left of Prune's second pitch at base of a wide right facing corner. Climb corner to stance. Climb up and right past pin and bolt. Climb left facing corner to ledge. Two pitches can be climbed as one. Good approach to Back to the Front. Note: The only 5.9 section (crux) is the end of the 2nd pitch, so I don't recommend to do it in one pitch (I've done it that way). As the last crux moves passed a bolt have thin and sparse protection, a fall with so much rope out can create too much slack. So it is safer to break the climb in two pitches, as the guidebook recommends.

Descent Options:

Rappel from tree, continue up on another route or downclimb Old Man's route.

Submitted by: beattyjo on 2008-05-08
Views: 1469
Route ID: 68417

13 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: up_for_a_good_time on 2013-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars good climb. combined 1/2 pitches

interesting moves and fairly committing.

Added: 2013-06-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: crackaddicttt on 2012-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars seconded

did it in 1 pitch.

Added: 2012-05-21

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: girlclimb on 2011-10-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars nice long last climb

used a 70m did it in one pitch careful a few loose rocks

Added: 2011-10-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cl1mber on 2011-05-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars w Mike and Joe

Nice w a couple of VERY committing moves

Hung on the bolt below the crux to suss out the moves

Added: 2011-05-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2010-07-31 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Eh

OK route. I did find the crux move somewhat challenging, though.

Added: 2010-08-02

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