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Monkey Paws (AKA Illumination Arete) - 5.11c

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 0
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Ethan Rochmis c. 2011
Rock (Toprope)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 1.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Start below the blunt arete halfway between Dark Corner and Monkey Fingers. Climb the arete.

Submitted by: overthehillclimber on 2012-11-13
Last Modified: 2012-11-15
Views: 974
Route ID: 112919

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: overthehillclimber on 2012-11-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Second ascent ???

I worked on this route over several months in 2012, finally getting it clean. It is like a boulder problem on a rope, with two hard sequences. The top sequence might be relatively easy for a really tall climber as the hardest move on the climb might be avoidable. I wrote up the route and suggested the AKA, but Ethan completed it the previous year.

Added: 2012-11-14