Monkey Wedding

FA Grade:

8B+

Date of Ascent:

August 20, 2002

Suggested Grade:

8B+

Ascent 2 of Monkey Wedding by Paul Robinson

Date of Ascent:

August 24, 2010

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

10 days

Ascent 3 of Monkey Wedding by Adam Ondra

Date of Ascent:

August 14, 2011

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

4 days

Ascent 4 of Monkey Wedding by Daniel Woods

Date of Ascent:

August 13, 2012

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Date of Ascent:

June 27, 2015

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Date of Ascent:

July, 2016

Suggested Grade:

Unknown

Notes:

6th or 7th ascent

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Spray of light and Monkey wedding by Shawn Raboutou
Shawn Raboutou, 18, has repeated Monkey wedding and Spray of light, both ~8C, in Rocklands.

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Ascent 7 of Monkey Wedding by Vadim Timonov

Date of Ascent:

July 24, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

6th or 7th ascent

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Monkey wedding, ~8C, by Vadim Timonov
Monkey wedding 8C - done! Today I did the main project of my trip in Rocklands! I'm very satisfied! Today will be a party!

Date of Ascent:

July 24, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8C

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Nalle Hukkataival reports on Facebook about his ascent of Monkey Wedding.
Yesterday was a good day as I finished Fred Nicole's legendary Monkey Wedding (V15). A boulder that I had tried and got close to doing already many years ago, I'd kept it aside as one of the last remaining climbs for me in Rocklands after an unfortunate series of skin issues. Today, years later, the boulder has seen 7 ascents before me. Feels good to complete a climb I started such a long time ago, but crossing one last climb off my list also marks the end of an era for me in Rocklands. Luckily there are still plenty of great projects in sight to keep busy and new areas to continue developing!

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Monkey wedding, ~8C by Nalle Hukkataival
Nalle Hukkataival has also repeated Fred Nicole's Monkey wedding, ~8C, in Rocklands, South Africa. This was the 8th ascent of the problem.

Ascent 9 of Monkey Wedding by David Graham

Date of Ascent:

August, 2016

Suggested Grade:

8C

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VIDEO: David Graham sending Monkey Wedding.
Massive war WON!!!!! HUGE!!!!!! One of my ultimate-global-nemisis-projects, the legendary @fred_nicole problem Monkey Wedding [8C] which chills in the center of one of Rockland's most popular sectors. Last season I tried the boulder quite a lot, for at least 12 days, but could never seem to improve my highpoint, or do better than one hang the beast, which is only ten moves long. This year I returned partially uncertain of whether or not I could even summit this small peak, my confidence dashed by last years failure. Right off the bench I discovered more intelligent beta, resequencing my old crux, and matched my previous links. Sadly the war continued for another 6 days. I was confused by the conditions, normally cold weather is my jam, but my cursed sweaty fingers never seemed to stop sweating while I sat at basecamp, about two meters from the start of the rig, amidst all types of cold blustery weather, but it was always smarmy and humid somehow. One day, my window presented itself; super hot and a northerly wind, directly from the dry deserts of Africa, I felt something, potentially like an opportunity. I cruised out to Roadside, booted up, warmed on the moves, made a try, fell at the crux, felt great, rested a moment, pulled on, and from that moment on, it was this surreal mind bending experiance. It felt too chill, almost like all the dreams Ive had of ever sending, yet it was real and terrifying, it was my chance to fall off after the crux...but that never happened. I ended up on top, a suprised and happy man, liberated, unleashed, humbled, proud, potentially wiser, and feeling ridicoulous. The moral is, even if you don't believe in yourself, even if you describe a boulder as being built against you, the opposite of your style, outside of your entire box, "impossible" for some reason, if you will. Like you should have done it by now if you were gonna ever do it. You are wrong. You can suceed. You can do anything. Its like the kitten poster from the Lego Movie...which I forget exact wording to. Buzzin.

Ascent 10 of Monkey Wedding by Charles Albert

Date of Ascent:

June, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

5 sessions

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Charles Albert reports on Facebook about his ascent of Monkey Wedding.
Yo, I did monkey wedding (8c) last week, I'll upload the video later.

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Ascent 11 of Monkey Wedding by Alex Khazanov

Date of Ascent:

July 06, 2017

Suggested Grade:

8C

Notes:

3 days

Date of Ascent:

July 10, 2017

Suggested Grade:

Unknown

Notes:

30min (+ half a day 3 years ago)

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