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Member Since: May 26, 2008
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Location: CO : Colorado Springs : North Cheyenne Canyon : The Amphitheater : The Full Male Deal (5.10c)
By: Monica Jones When: May 30, 2014

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Comments: Easily linked into one pitch with a few runners. Good pitch!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Long Point : Sun Glory (5.11b/c)
By: Monica Jones When: Apr 28, 2014

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Comments: Fun route! A BD .4 works perfect in the crack between third and fourth bolt. I also used a Metolius blue/purple in the horizontal before the crack.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Safari Jive (5.11c)
By: Monica Jones When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: Feels mellow for the grade if you're shorter because of the high foot crux. Great climb, protects well.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Fairview Dome : Sorcerer's Apprentice (5.11a R)
By: Monica Jones When: Jul 30, 2011

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Comments: Feel free to add to it.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Oak Creek Canyon : The Waterfall : The Right Wall : Natural Enhancement (5.11 PG13)
By: Monica Jones When: May 30, 2011

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Comments: Amazing! I loved this route. It was long, took great gear, had lots of rests, and climbed like a dream. One of my favorites for sure.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : Williams/ Sycamore Canyon A... : Paradise Forks : Davidson Wall : Bladerunner (5.11+)
By: Monica Jones When: May 16, 2011

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Comments: This climb is actually good if you're shorter with small fingers because you can work you're way up to the jug with high feet and good locks.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Lower Sky Bridge Ridge : Jack the Ripper (5.11c)
By: Monica Jones When: Nov 28, 2010

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Comments: One of my most memorable sends, I really had to believe I could stick to the pages of the book. Really great climb.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Maranatha Area : Agent Orange (5.12a)
By: Monica Jones When: Nov 15, 2010

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Comments: Probably my favorite climb at the New, beautiful with great gear the whole way. You do have to do a little bouldering at the beginning before you get your first piece in the horizontal, but it's easy climbing. Just be careful and have a spot through it.


Location: TN : Sunset Park : Sunset North : Jennifer's World (5.12a/b)
By: Monica Jones When: Nov 15, 2010

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Comments: Really fun, beautiful climb.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Outer Outlet : Nick of Time (5.10)
By: Monica Jones When: Sep 17, 2010

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Comments: Wild. Only had two #4's and a 4.5" cam for almost the entire route. At the very top I got some smaller pieces in. Walked pieces and downclimbed a couple times to retrieve big pieces to place higher. Really cool crack, such a beautiful splitter. Classic.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Sunrise Book (5.12-)
By: Monica Jones When: Aug 19, 2010

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Comments: My boyfriend and I both tried to free this one and neither of us got it. We hiked up canyon and started on the 5.9 pitch that puts you underneath the 11+ that goes into the 12-. The 11+ pitch was very serious with long runouts over marginal gear. I backed off it but my boyfriend got it on his second try. We both traded off on the 12- which has tons of fixed nuts so it's more like a sport climb with a really hard boulder problem at the top. Gorgeous line though.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Direct Beckey (5.11a)
By: Monica Jones When: Aug 19, 2010

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Comments: We did the first three pitches of the Direct into the 11+ corner on the Original Beckey and then rapped off. The corner is amazing and seemed easier than the grade suggests because there's lots of fixed gear and pins. Beautiful full on stembox the whole pitch, you don't even really touch the crack except for a few times. One of the coolest pitches of climbing I've ever done.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : Myopia (5.11a)
By: Monica Jones When: Aug 19, 2010

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Comments: I found the gear to be very thought provoking on numerous occasions. I fell at the top of the 10d pitch after the crux on a grey TCU that somehow managed to hold my fall by two lobes that had opened up to make an apparently pretty solid nut placement. Spooky. The crux has fixed nuts though which makes it really doable, found this to be true on many of the harder grades here. Beautiful.


Location: ID : The Sawtooth Range : The Elephant's Perch : The Fine Line (5.11a)
By: Monica Jones When: Aug 19, 2010

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Comments: I took the right side up and fell right off the bat at the first bolt going to the jug. Damn! Came down and restarted for the redpoint. Super fun, I would call it 11b also, pumpy with multiple cruxes but lots of good rests to dissipate the difficulty. Favorite route we did!


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Dream Symphony (5.11b)
By: Monica Jones When: Aug 7, 2010

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Comments: Pretty spicy. A little runout, only a pin and a bolt on the 10a pitch. The 10d corner system was really cool. Great route.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Alaska Highway (5.11c/d)
By: Monica Jones When: Aug 7, 2010

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Comments: This is the burliest climb I have gotten on to date, I'm pretty sure. I could only attempt to lead one pitch, the 4th 10c pitch, and fell out of the offwidth chimney heinously. Really wild, wide but not wide all at the same time. Full body workout.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : The Grand Wall (5.11a A0)
By: Monica Jones When: Jul 29, 2010

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Comments: I thought that I would have to layback alot of the split pillar but I managed with forearm deep jams and feet straight into the crack. Only had to layback the chimney part at the end. We also decided to leave the #4 at home and did fine with a double rack up to #3's. I did have to walk cams up it though a little bit. I would definitly recommend the Cruel Shoes start, pretty spicy and there's not too many people on it. We started at 8am and were the first party on that route and t... more >>


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Perspective (5.11-)
By: Monica Jones When: Jul 28, 2010

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Comments: I loved this climb. It's intimidating when you look at it, but it's all there. Super fun.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Cruel Shoes (5.10d)
By: Monica Jones When: Jul 28, 2010

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Comments: Pretty cool climb. Definitly had to get my game face on.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Exasperator (5.10c)
By: Monica Jones When: Jul 27, 2010

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Comments: Definitly do it in one pitch, it's so fun, there's no reason to stop midway! Great route, really enjoyed this one.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Freeway (5.11c)
By: Monica Jones When: Jul 27, 2010

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Comments: It's so good to hear some positiveness about the original finish for Freeway because I thought it was awesome. It's funny to hear that people go the other way to skip the 10d fingers, 11a thin, and 10a so as not to blow their onsight because my boyfriend tried to talk me out of it too. He had onsighted his leads and follows up to this point and didn't want me to do the 11a thin because he didn't want to fall following! I led it though, perfect for my small fingers, and he followed it (without... more >>


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : The Daily Planet (5.12a)
By: Monica Jones When: Jul 27, 2010

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Comments: Loved this route! My boyfriend linked the 12a into the 10b pitch which set me up to lead the 11a roof pitch, which was awesome. We both fell trying the 12b above but I don't think it's really too hard, just bouldery.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : High Plains Drifter (5.11c)
By: Monica Jones When: Jul 27, 2010

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Comments: We just did this link up a couple of days ago and it was pretty sweet. We simuled all the middle stuff between Borderline and High Plains Drifter. My boyfriend led Borderline and I followed it, definitly wishing I'd taped up as I'm a smaller girl and had my whole arm in there. Definitly a long day!


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Millenium Falcon (5.11a)
By: Monica Jones When: Jul 21, 2010

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Comments: Last four pitches are so awesome and not to be missed. I led the 10a and final "Gold Medal Ribbon pitch", which definitly felt like 11b to me. It was one of the coolest pitches I've ever done, anyone doing this route has got to finish it up!


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Local Boys Do Good (5.11a PG13)
By: Monica Jones When: Jul 21, 2010

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Comments: Awesome route. I had a really hard time getting off the ground though! My boyfriend led the first pitch and then I took off on lead for the second and third pitch. I linked these since it required so little gear and because once I got started, I was so in the zone that I wanted to push it for the top. Felt like a gecko scaling a blank wall! So cool. A must do.


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