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The Smoking Monk - 5.13a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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8 clips. Last bolt before cold shut anchors is 1/2 inch rap hanger to escape 5.13 crux.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Beginning at 5.9 and increasing exponentially per body-length to anchors this technically demanding route is area test-piece.

Submitted by: trevor on 1999-12-20
Last Modified: 2009-08-14
Views: 976
Route ID: 98

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2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.12c
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: Suhbrand on 2010-06-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 12c/d

flashed this one after i got the key beta for the crux which comes after you clip the 4th bolt and ends when you clip the 6th bolt way out left, then it feels like 11+/12- to the chains because you get pretty pumped, good shakes make the last moves not as desperate. Its a good idea to put a sling on the hanger above the cold shuts to clip from the better part of the rail and then move up to the bad slopers to put the rope through the cold shuts. Definitely the best sport route i've done in mill creek

Added: 2010-06-21

  Difficulty 5.13a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: needrock on 2007-06-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars wooohooo!

great route, good job putting this one up hutchinson.

Added: 2008-01-01