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Monolith Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.42348, -89.72434 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Monolith Area is a really nice bouldering area with numerous quality problems.

Getting There 

To get to the Monolith Area from the North Shore, start off on the East Bluff Trail and hike about 1/2 mile. There will be a slight dip in the trail. The Monolith problems will be on either side of the trail at this point.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

61 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Monolith Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Monolith Area:
Shawn's Slab   V0 4     Boulder   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
Big Easy   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   Monolith Upper Ridge West S...
Arrow Head Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
Pink T-shirts and Berry Skoal   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Monolith Upper Ridge West S...
Boulder right of Bark Biter   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
Scary Slab   V2-3 5+     Boulder   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
Broken Pottery Right   V3- 6A     Boulder   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
Thunderbird Bulge   V3 6A     Boulder   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
Slope of Dadaism   V3 6A     Boulder   East of Trail Boulders
Bark Biter   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
Drunk and Disorderly   V4 6B R     Boulder, 20'   Monolith Upper Ridge West S...
Pillar of Contemporary Movement   V4 6B     Boulder   East of Trail Boulders
Spotted Cow Center   V5 6C     Boulder   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
Axiom of Arete Aesthetics   V7 7A+     Boulder   East of Trail Boulders
Venus Rising   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
Sex & Chocolate   V7 7A+     Boulder   Monolith Upper Ridge West S...
Perfect Medium   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Monolith Upper Ridge West S...
Sex and Chocolate with a Cherry on Top (aka S&C Direct)   V8 7B PG13     Boulder, 25'   Monolith Upper Ridge West S...
The Haunting   V8 7B     Boulder   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
El Nino   V9- 7C     Boulder, 12'   Monolith Upper Ridge East S...
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Featured Route For Monolith Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Peter starts it up.

Drunk and Disorderly V4 6B WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Monolith Upper Ridge West S...
Climb up the left arete of the tall pillar. There is a committing move that leads to an airy topout above a less than perfect landing....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 23, 2005
while on my last trip to DL, i vaguely looked for the monolith problems, but did not find them on the trail up to the east bluffs. was it by the gastly john gill problem; the small seam with a few crimpers?
By Terry Kieck
Sep 23, 2005
You need to hike up the east bluff trail starting from the North Shore. It appears you started at the CCC lot on the south end.

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