Monoculture

2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
 7c+

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A classic tendon-stretching testpiece. The lower wall sets the scene prior to the technical, and extremely fingery, blind moves over the upper bulge.
FA. Pete Oxley 12.1988 (1pt aid). FFA. Pete Oxley 17.4.1993

USER COMMENTS

Technical and extremely fingery with blind moves over the bulge; superb.
flapper - 16/Mar/03

What bouldering grade is the crux?
FredMead - 20/Nov/05

Despite a couple of people saying to the contrary I think that this is hard for the grade. Have found a better sequence through the top so is feeling a bit more amenable but is still sustained climbing with two tough crux’s. Had a friend who claimed he new someone who on-sighted it a few years ago and given the sequency nature of the climbing this would be a pretty tidy effort. Happy to be proved wrong through – anyone got any info?
Iain h - 12/May/06

Very hard, still 8a?
Adam Lincoln - 16/Oct/06

am fairly sure a hold has broken off this. the side pull flake pinch pocket thing that was at the end off the crux at the top, after all the mono moves. i think this route was pretty stiff for 8a before the hold broke, but now the old crux sequence has been extended with a new move, which is almost harder than the old crux move, right at the end of the old crux moves. so in my view at least 8a for sure now.
bob - 02/Feb/09

should read, "pretty stiff for 7c+ before..."
bob - 02/Feb/09

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