Brian Kim sends Iron Monkey

posted by dpm on 10/13/2010

After much air time, (both on a plane and on the route) Brian Kim has sent the 5.14 trad testpiece Iron Monkey in Colorado's Eldorado Canyon.  

 

photo: Dariusz Kuczynski

Iron Monkey is a hard gear protected line that all boils down to a low-percentage boulder problem near the start of the route.  Due to the nature of the route Brian sent the climb in 'pink-point' style, leaving his gear in place after each attempt.  Brian commented that it was "definitely a hard line" and despite the fact that time constraints prevented him from pulling his gear each time he is proud of this ascent and put a lot of work into it.  

 

photo: Dariusz Kuczynski