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Repent for your Sends

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Monastery

The Suffering

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The Middle Path 5.12c (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Blake Bowling in 2013
Length: 55ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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If you are less than 5'10" then prepare for a battle. Begin in a crack and ease toward bolt three where one of the greatest moves in the preserve awaits. A full on jump off a perfect two-finger pocket to a nice comfy jug. Be sure to cut feet when you go for the photo opp. Don't celebrate too soon though because the hard part requiring a mega reach or a mega lock-off is up next.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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5.12c (24 votes)

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ray said on December 29th, 2013
My favorite on the wall. Super bouldery and hard as hell for me!
pumpout2004 said on May 28th, 2014
short folk are shit outta luck on this one
chosen1 said on May 28th, 2014
Stellar line
Sandymalone88 said on March 30th, 2015
Phenomenal route. Top move isn't that bad. Just have to get a little dynamic if your short like me. I was 5.10" once. Lightning and Hoctor know.
Anonymous said on October 27th, 2015
At 5'1 the top move on this felt HARD!!!
Anonymous said on October 27th, 2015
At probablu twice your weight EVERY route feels hard, stop using short as an excuse.
whoneedsfeet said on October 28th, 2015
what about if you're short and fat?
Jackiefreesh said on October 29th, 2015
Short, fat, and old or maybe short, fat, and bald.
brayackmedia said on March 21st, 2016
This one is awesome!
Chuckdott said on May 30th, 2017
I saw short people do this move. Don't be scared! Super classic.
Raiden said on November 6th, 2017
Seems like people are you using a couple right sidepulls at the first long move with the two-finger pocket. Don’t need to use the mono anymore and it can be done static if you’re of average height.
Rusty said on November 20th, 2017
Instant classic!
Chiyram said on February 3rd, 2020
Talk about some incredible movement!