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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jan 22, 2007

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Toproping Monstrosity.


This is probably the best 5.10 at The Palace. Follow a line a good holds through multiple roofs. No one move will throw you, but the pump might. This is a great line to run laps on, if no one is waiting in line.


This is the second route to the right of the mine shaft.


9 bolts....

Photos of Monstrosity Slideshow Add Photo
Duncan on Monstrosity as viewed from the side.
Duncan on Monstrosity as viewed from the side.
Pushing the top.
Pushing the top.
Scott on lead with a red point victory.
Scott on lead with a red point victory.
Megan S. half way up the route.
Megan S. half way up the route.
Cruising it.
Cruising it.
Monstrosity in January!
Monstrosity in January!

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By Spencer Anderson
From: Fort Collins, CO
Mar 30, 2007

Fun, but very pumpy for the grade.
By climber73
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 4, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Pumpy 5.10 for sure!! The rock is pretty good and this is a fun route. Worth the trip across the Poudre.
By Sam Prentice
Sep 27, 2007

Quality gymnastics at each move.
By Matt Richardson
From: Longmont, CO
Nov 18, 2007
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun route. Straightforward and definitely easier than Strictly Business.
By Scott Matz
From: Loveland, CO
Sep 2, 2008

Great rock, good pro, pumpy, my fav right now at The Palace.
By Jake Carroll
From: The Springs
May 12, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Would be graded harder if it did not have 2 no-hands rests.
By Dougald MacDonald
Oct 31, 2010
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Wonderful climbing, but 10b must be a traditional rating that people aren't willing to relinquish. Compared with the seven other routes we did at the Palace on this day, Monstrosity would be upper-end 5.10. The bottom is totally in your face. Nonetheless, a superb climb, I thought!
By jmidkiff
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 23, 2014

I was climbing here two weeks ago and a large, basketball-sized hold came right off the wall and fell thirty feet to the ground. It might feel solid, but this route is well travelled and gets loosened over time.
I'd wear a helmet belaying here, or back up away from the base of the route.
By Snook
Mar 21, 2015

Here's a short video I made of my friend sending this route. Check it out!

By Owen Murphy
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 8, 2015

Super fun route with some interesting moves. Cool video, man. ^^^
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