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.
Peter on an early attempt of the Monster.
BETA PHOTO: Peter working through the crux bulge on Monster Sl...
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
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c
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.