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Mons 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001
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BETA PHOTO: 1. Jam It, 8.
2. Ho Hum, 4.
3. Idle Hands, 6.
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Description 

Climb the 3rd major crack from the left, on the main face. Jam through a small bulge, and continue straight up. It's a great beginner climb, and a good beginner trad lead as well.


Protection 

Mid-to-small sized rack items for lead. For a TR, longer slings work well.



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Megan cranking through the crux of her first climb ever.
Megan cranking through the crux of her first climb...
A good view of the climb which goes up the crack to the left of the rope.
BETA PHOTO: A good view of the climb which goes up the crack t...
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By James Garnett
From: Bellingham, WA
Sep 10, 2003
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c

Too short by about 30 meters, but a short after-work on the rock is better than a late day at work :)

By Stephen Allen
Sep 14, 2003

This is a fun route on really good quality rock. It helps build confidence leading, and the crux, a small bulge half way up, is very well protected with a #6 hex (#0.75 Camalot maybe) and is also on good hand holds. Idle Hands is about the same difficulty as Mons, but without any crux really. Be sure that the belayer is anchored if you are leading this climb to prevent any falls to the highway.

By J. Fox
From: Black Hawk, CO
Apr 7, 2008

Be careful of loose rock on the ledge just below the anchor. There are a couple football sized rocks that if knocked down, would make for a bad day to any motorist driving by. Also, when rapping, watch where your rope lands. My partner knocked loose a small-ish rock while rapping that nearly hit an onlooker taking photos from the road.

By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Mar 4, 2014
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a

The crux on this is really only one move. It is protected by a #1 Camalot and then a #0.75 Camalot slightly higher. If you know how to crack climb, it is over quickly.