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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Lee Terveen
Season: Spring, summer, fall, sometimes winter.
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Submitted By: Brent Larsen on Jan 20, 2011

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Monsoon 5.10c This thing is HUGE!


Bring the rain, bring the pain. This is another Spearfish Canyon classic that keeps pouring down on your head, never letting up until the very end. Monsoon starts out with overhanging pockets and winds its way up a series of sidepulls, ledges, bulges, gastones and big moves with fun, mystery holds. Climbers who linger at the 5.10 grade will love the challenge, more advanced climbers will appreciate the sheer endurance workout and varied moves this long route offers.


Monsoon is located to the left, and up a short hill from the proper part of the Thunderhead ampitheater. It stands out as being an almost pillar like structure next to a wide crack system.


Rack up about a dozen quickdraws. This route has open shut anchors. Monsoon zigzags and meanders a bit so having some long draws might help.

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By Caleb Hansen
From: Rapid City
Jan 22, 2011

I've always heard queerveen refer to this route as "Its raining men..."
By Joshua Dreher
From: Bremerton, WA
Jan 24, 2011

It's Raining Men sounds like an amazing route name.
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