Whilst perusing the 5e PHB for the first time, I came across the Monk. And just like every other class, after I finished reading all of the Monk Features, I thought to myself WOW This class is Amazing, and I want to play one! The first filthy hack I thought of was abusing the Monk's Unarmored Movement, which gives a Movement Speed Bonus based on the Monk's Class Levels, given on the Monk Table on p. 77. BUT, that very same feature grants a new special ability at 9th level:
Starting at 2nd level, your speed increases by 10 feet while you are not wearing armor or wielding a shield. This bonus increases when you reach certain monk levels, as shown in the Monk table.
At 9th level, you gain the ability to move along vertical surfaces and across liquids on your turn without falling during the move. (emphasis mine)
The very first thing I thought to do with that was build a Wood Elf Monk, who at 9th level would have a speed of 50 ft, and run up a 50 foot tall building or wall or run across 50 foot rivers and such. BUT, lets say this monk does run up to the top of a 50 foot wall and expends all of their movement, where exactly are they? I imagine that their feet have made it to the top and they are probably still horizontally aligned, not in any real position to grab the ledge. Perhaps the last bit of movement actually puts them standing on the top of the wall that they just ran up though, which would be much easier on the monk.
So my question here is, does a monk have to use some of their move to stand on top of the thing they were running up?
That is somewhat awkwardly worded, so I apologize for that. The ideal situation is that, as a part of the 50 foot movement up a vertical surface, the monk ends up on-top of whatever they were just running on. That may not be the case, however, and the monk may very well fall 50 feet down subsequently.