Classic Climbing in Big Cottonwood: Black Monday

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10844007_927278683968700_2038203176_nThis is my first post about a classic sport climb in Big Cottonwood, so we’ll see how it goes. Black Monday is a near 4 star 5.11a sport route.

The route starts off as a bit of a boulder problem. It becomes less than vertical and allows for a no hands rest before moving through a series of really cool moves and 3 bolts on a roof that you pull over onto some easier slab climbing to the top.

This route was my first .11a outside and is great for a first in this grade. It is really well protected and has a clean fall through the crux, which I felt was moving from bolt 3 to bolt 5. If you are pushing grades here, move fast and pull into the slab as quickly as you can or your energy will drain.

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