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Spank The Monkey
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Spank The Monkey

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 44.59060°N / 104.715°W

Object Title: Spank The Monkey

Route Type: Rock- Classic Crack

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: 5.10d

Route Quality: 
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Page By: bigwally

Created/Edited: Apr 10, 2001 / Apr 10, 2001

Object ID: 155512

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Approach


Take the West Face Approach. The route is in the middle of the face, just left of Bloodguard.

Route Description


This route was originally climbed on aid by Layton Kor and Tex Bossier as the 1st pitch of their route Saber, in 1964. Years later, Jim Schlinkmann, Mateo PeePee and Carl Coy let it go free. Think that it was 1985. It is a beautiful, well protected , one pitch route. Oh yes, 3-Stars.

Pitch 1. ( 140 ft., 5.10d) ...Uh....Climb the corner system to a 2 Big Bolt hanging belay. .....but its not quite that easy. The Lower half of the climb is, oh, 5.8+ and a bit tricky, though well protected.. The upper half is more difficult and will involve using the intermittant cracks to the right, fingertip jams, face holds, stemming and some excellent cranks. The hardest is just below the anchor....of course. The route is wonderfully protected through out. Try it and you will agree that its "Like No Place Else On Earth" .

Essential Gear


Standard Rack. #2.5 to #3.5 Friends for the lower section and all the stopper, Rocks and small TCU's that you can carry , for the top part.

Miscellaneous Info


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