By the tenth pitch, Cristina was leading in the dark, so the pair decided to call it a night and abseiled to a nearby a ledge. ‘’A few good minutes hammering the rubble there produced enough room to sit in our sleeping bags and, if you were overly ambitious, pretend we could even curl down a little bit.’
The next morning Cristina and Cosmin set off with good weather and renewed enthusiasm. They climbed to yesterday's high point before starting to build anchors and descend. Ten abseils, one of which resulted in a cut rope and some scrambling later they were back to the river-bed. 'Lunch was sweet at our little tent; good karma had granted us two days of good weather. Just perfect timing for some 'Monkey Business'!’
'Monkey Business', 14 pitches, 6a+ (approx. 4,200 m alt to approx. 4,700 m alt) - Hanuman Wall, Karnak Valley, Ladakh, India.
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