Stihl Abbey

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Monastery

Barking Dogmas

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Monks Brew 5.10d (Sport) **

First Ascent: Blake Bowling in 2013
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Head right along the wall until you salivate. This is the first line on the left side of this appetizing golden overhanging wall and is marked by glue-in bolts. Begin on a dirty ledge and make a couple of moves on questionable rock to gain the face. Move up the steepening wall with a couple of big moves and high feet.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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5.10d (33 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 29th, 2013


dustonian said on February 6th, 2014
nice route Blake
wally said on March 23rd, 2014
Great rrg climbing
Anonymous said on September 19th, 2015
I am pretty sure I put this thing up. Sam Lightner Jr.
Anonymous said on September 19th, 2015
Yep.... looked at the the records. The Monks Brew in October of 2013, rated it 11a at the time. Sam
climb2core said on October 19th, 2015
Nice route Sam. Definitely more deserving than 2 stars. A good warm up, the most pumpy move on the route was clipping the chains.
lena_chita said on September 18th, 2017
Nice climb deserving more than 2 stars... But I somehow missed the "begin on a dirty ledge" part of the instructions! If the FA bolted this in winter, then i guess it would have made sense to walk onto the ledge from the left, and clip the 1st bolt from it. But in summer the ledge in question is covered in lush vegetation, and there are chalked holds to the right, with a decent 5.10 sequence, to climb up to the ledge. However, if you do climb up to the ledge, as people seem to be doing, then the position of the 1st bolt is really weird and out of the way, and given how fragile the rock is, it would make more sense to stick clip the second bolt.