“Relaxed?” Emma said “I gave up 2/3 of the way up the route and then Paul finished it. Siege tactics I’m afraid. Anyway, definitely an E5 I want to go back for… Monkey Shoulder is one of the most awesome climbs I’ve done in a long while and I intend to crush it in October.”
Monkey Shoulder? Any relationship between a blended malt whiskey favoured by some climbers and the name of this route is probably coincidental.
This new trad route will be written up in the next supplement of “Morocco Rock” but in the meantime a rough topo diagram, showing the approximate lines of the six 1st ascents, climbed on the same day at this section of the previously undiscovered crag “The Lizard”, can be seen here. All photos © Nigel Braggins 2014
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