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Monkey See Monkey Do 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: R. D. Smith, Paul Fomalot
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Sep 24, 2007
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Description 

This is a great route to reach Back to the Front. Although it's listed in the guidebook as 2 pitches, they are easily combined to make a nice long pitch. P1: 5.7 face climbing. P2: Watch out for a few loose blocks at the start of the second pitch on the corner/arete. Crux moves are around the bolt and up the shallow corner/crack. Finish on Old Man's Traverse Ledge 10 Ft. left of Prune's finish.


Location 

Start 10 Ft. left of the start of Prune.


Protection 

2 bolts and a pin. Standard Seneca rack. Mostly smaller gear. Well protected except for the very easy moves at the start of the first pitch.



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By JSD
Sep 15, 2012

P2 has about 20 feet of excellent 5.9 face climbing - small edges and sidepulls with balancey footwork. An enjoyable change of pace from the typical Seneca corners, flakes, and cracks.