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The Monster 

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

Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Peter Cleveland
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Submitted By: Burt Lindquist on Jan 1, 2002

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Crack through the steep wall to the left of The Flatiron. Crack starts out steep with good finger locks and abundant gear placements. Avoid stepping off to ledge on the right as it defeats the purpose of surmounting the lower moves. Bottom portion of the route ends at a large jug. From the jug place large cams and get ready to pull hard 5.10 laybaking and/or offwith. Finish is tricky and strenuous but not as difficult. The whole route barely makes 35 ft., I think, and it is strangely stout.


Medium Wires, Mid to Large size Cams, Tricams.

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By Alex A
Oct 19, 2005

Once in late 70's were a couple guys working on this climb, not having much luck, and Roseann Cleveland and Dave Slinger, walk by and tried to give them some beta, Dave was in his 60's and Roseann was pregnant, it showed, these guys thinking who are they to be giving us beta, a pregnant women and a old guy, (Dave a long time climber at lake, and solo'd a lot and Roseann vary good climber, who was married to Pete Cleveland, who put up most of the hard routes at the time) being smart ass's show us, Roseann said to let my take this one she put on her harness and shoes, walk up the climb like it was a 5.5, then Dave did the same, so remember never judge a book by its cover.

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