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Monolith Blocks

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Dumpster Diver T,TR 
Foil T,TR 
Foiled Again TR 
Open Wide Burger, The T 
Quill TR 
Rainbow Crack T,TR 
Rusty Crack T,TR 
Shady Corner T,TR 
Surfing With The Alien TR 
Thumbs of Steel T 

Monolith Blocks  


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Elevation: 1,320'
Location: 43.4225, -89.7243 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Doug Hemken on Jun 25, 2012
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Description 

Similar in layout to the Elephant Rocks area, but a little further South. In addition to the Monolith Blocks proper, there are a number of good climbs scattered on various rocks near here.

Getting There 

In between Tomahawk and the Monolith bouldering area is an overlook with a mini amphitheater below. In the middle of the amphitheater is the Monolith.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.1 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Monolith Blocks:
The Open Wide Burger   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
Thumbs of Steel   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
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Featured Route For Monolith Blocks
"Surfing With The Alien" route.  Photo b...

Surfing With The Alien 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Monolith Blocks
Route climbs the largest face on the largest single feature at Monolith Blocks. It lies to the right of the prominent 5.4 chimney route #10 page 199 3d Edition "Climbers Guide to Devil's Lake" and to the left and around the corner of route #8 (called "The Open Wide Burger" on MP.com). Climb starts by climbing lower groove at wall base center to gain a horizontal fracture and slopng foot ledges. Angle left here and use small horizontal edges and side pull weaknesses to gain the cru...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of Monolith Blocks Slideshow Add Photo
Eric on "Porcupine"
Eric on "Porcupine"
James picking trash out of the cracks.
James picking trash out of the cracks.

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By Doug Hemken
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Jul 4, 2012
Sadly, the Monolith overlook seems to be THE most popular place for hikers to dump trash down the crevices in the rock.

If hikers want to trash hiking areas, that is their business. But when hikers trash climbing areas, that becomes our business. Right now (2012), the climbing areas are generally the cleanest user areas in the Park. Help keep it that way, and bring along a trash bag when you visit the Monolith Blocks and other areas.