Monkey Face from the...

Monkey Face from the southwest after a December snow storm. West face is the prominent face on the left (narrows down near top); south face is distinguishable only near the top on the right side (December 2003).


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Dean - Dec 30, 2003 11:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Monkey face, amazing.

One of the best pics I've seen showing this formation. You nailed this one.


rpc - Dec 30, 2003 11:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Monkey face, amazing.

Thank you again Dean!


Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Dec 31, 2003 1:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Monkey face, amazing.

Definately a good shot. Thanks for all that you have posted on Smith, Radek. Can't wait to get down there.


rpc - Jan 6, 2004 11:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Monkey face, amazing.

Thanks Martin.

Sorry for the delay - wasn't around.


Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Dec 31, 2003 12:21 am - Hasn't voted

Springboard is a nose.

If you gaze at this one for a while, you can see a man's head with open mouth laughing up at MonkeyFace. The springboard is the nose from below and the ledge below it is the lower jaw and tongue. Kinda cool. Maybe that formation is the Barker? Or the Laughing Jane Goodall? ;- )

Nice photo Radek. At first I thought, "Cool, they are already out at Smith." Then I saw the photos of the Water Groove with Shirley in a parka and I thought "Crazy, they must have froze."


rpc - Jan 6, 2004 11:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Springboard is a nose.

Hey Brian,

sorry for the late response - we've been away and just got back. Hope you had good holidays.

yeah, Smith was pretty chilly (progressively more so with each trip we've done there since mid December) but not too bad (35 - 45F....possibly upper 40's in the sun).

yeah, I see what you're talking about photo-wise!


PellucidWombat - Sep 17, 2005 6:00 am - Voted 10/10

This shot really shows why its called Monkey Face!

Great shot! Hey Radek - would you mind if I labeled the West side route, Pioneer Route, & Belays and either post it on SP or send it to you for posting? This is a good vantage point!


rpc - Sep 19, 2005 1:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This shot really shows why its called Monkey Face!

Thanks PW!

Sounds like you guys enjoyed the Monkey :)

I can certainly send you the photo (need to find it first - it's no longer on my HD). It would be good I think to include some of the other routes visible there though I think (the West Face Variation itself's got like 4 or 5 variations); was also thinking of including the West Face (that's the aid line) route as well but I haven't had the chance to finish that one yet. Maybe the 5.11 free route that colbyj submitted to the page could be partially shown?

Let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!



PellucidWombat - Sep 20, 2005 12:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: This shot really shows why its called Monkey Face!

I'll see what I can do - I think Dirk still has the xerox of the West Face routes


rpc - Jan 20, 2011 11:33 am - Hasn't voted

it's a monkey

no doubt about it :)
thanks for good word.

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