Monkey Bar Boulder Rock Climbing
North side of the Monkey Bar boulder
|Be sure to park along the paved road, and NOT on the private driveways!|
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This is probably the most famous boulder at Kraft. There are usually climbers on it, or nearby, if the weather permits climbing. There are numerous problems on this one boulder including Classic Monkey (V5), Monkey Bar Traverse (V7), and Monkey Bar Direct (V9).
From the end of the paved road cross the wash and hike the established trails East (right) for about 10 minutes. The Monkey Bar boulder is the obvious round-shaped boulder to the right of the trail as the trail bends around the east side of Kraft mountain.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Monkey Bar Boulder
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Monkey Bar Boulder:
Featured Route For Monkey Bar Boulder
Monkey Pinch V5 6C NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Monkey Bar Boulder
This route is referred to at "Hypergide" by the popular guidebook for the area. Start on the lowest jugs you can find on the left hand side of the scoop. Make thuggy (and very easy) moves up to a jug in the roof and hit two opposing sidepulls (right hand can be used as a pinch. A high foot helps the next move up and left go static and better holds follow. Keep it together for the moderate but tall topout and move along. A long arm span makes this problem considerably easier. Great boulder p...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
Matt Johnson looking at Monkey Bar Boulder Photo b...
By em rafaela b- brown
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 22, 2009
The Monkey Bar Traverse was a super fun v7.The beginning jugs are huge and easy. Once you round the arete, you get onto smaller crimps.Technical footwork.The short girl beta: get a heel, cross under and dyno. *video:
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 21, 2010
Hey folks, just a heads up- be mindful that there are petroglyphs in the cave just right of the Monkey Bar problems (Direct, Traverse, etc). As is the case elsewhere, it is illegal to climb within 50 feet of Petroglyphs. Currently, the BLM is aware that this is an established boulder and has no plans to close it, but it would be great if we as a community did our best to keep the cave off limits and in as good of condition as possible- this would go a long way toward building a solid relationship between the BLM and the climbing community.