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BETA PHOTO: Peter pulling pockets on the start of Monster Slay...
Clip the first three bolts of Cyclops, then go left. The crux is a short crimpfest with some pretty pumpy climbing above.
Look for the fixed chain draw on the grey bulge in the middle of the wall. This marks Monster Slayer.
BETA PHOTO: Peter working through the crux bulge on Monster Sl...
Peter on an early attempt of the Monster.
Josh heads up into the crux of the route. August 2...
|Comments on Monster Slayer
|By Josh Smith|
Mar 22, 2009
First climbed by Peter Gram after a lengthy siege by numerous folks. The second ascent was by a visiting hardman named Jerry from Slovenia who onsighted it without breathing hard (he also went on an onsighting spree at the Dungeon, seriously impressing us locals). I think it's probably 13a. Peter thought it might be 12d. Jerry thought 13a, but he could have just been being polite. Regardless, it's in that range.
From: ABQ, NM
Oct 3, 2009
The start is regretably tweaky on small pockets (at least for me, I'm not Mono) to a great rest. A strenuous traverse leads left to the obvious hold to clip the chain draw from. A great 4 move boulder problem (somewhere in the v6-7 range) gets one to a jug above. The climbing above is significantly easier.
If it was just the BP crux it would probably be 3-4 stars but the start detracts from the overall quality for me.