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Monolith (historically known as Vasquez's Monolith) has some of the best climbing the Eastern District has to offer. Steep and solid (generally). It also has some of the hardest sport climbs in the Monument.
Follow the Reservoir trail from the Southern (left) end of Discovery Wall. The largest "boulder" in the jumble of rocks in the canyon floor is the Monolith. The trail is well marked Monument style of trail.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Monolith:
Wave Rider 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Direct Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b X Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Regular Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 130'
Subterranean Tango 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Cantaloupe Death 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Hard Variation 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b R Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Hawaiian Noises 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Rocket in my pocket 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Post Orgasmic Depression 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Lower North Face 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Foreplay 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Feed the Beast 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
The Black Dagger 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Cantaloupe Death Direct 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Miscegenation 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Cataract Corner 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Future Shock 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Hot Lava Lucy 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Ranger Bolts (aka Move over Rover) 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Lardbutt 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
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