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Miscegenation S 
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Monolith  


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Monolith, The Back Door
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.3 miles from here

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',5],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',2],['',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:
Direct Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Regular Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Subterranean Tango   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cantaloupe Death   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hard Variation   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rocket in my pocket   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hawaiian Noises   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Post Orgasmic Depression   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Foreplay   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Feed the Beast   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Black Dagger   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Cantaloupe Death Direct   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cataract Corner   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Ranger Bolts (aka Move over Rover)   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Lardbutt   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Monolith
Chris Sharma (when he was 13) climbing Ranger Bolts.

Ranger Bolts (aka Move over Rover) 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  CA : Central Coast : ... : Monolith
Super classic overhanging face on the North Face. Best rock-quality in Pinnacles?...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Monolith up close.  The yellow dashes mark P.O.D, 5.11a.   <br /> <br />Wild lieback move to the first bolt!   <br /> <br />12-17-09  When the rest of the USA was in the deep freeze.
BETA PHOTO: Monolith up close. The yellow dashes mark P.O.D, ...

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