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Black Dagger, The S 
Cantaloupe Death S 
Cantaloupe Death Direct S 
Cataract Corner S 
Direct Route T 
Feed the Beast S 
Foreplay S 
Future Shock S 
Gorillas in the Moss S 
Hard Variation S 
Hawaiian Noises S 
Hot Lava Lucy S 
Lardbutt S 
Lower North Face S 
Miscegenation S 
Post Orgasmic Depression S 
Ranger Bolts (aka Move over Rover) S 
Regular Route T 
Rocket in my pocket S 
Subterranean Tango S 
Tailspin S 
Wave Rider S 
West of the Sun S 
√úbermensch S 

Monolith Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: mungeclimber on Dec 16, 2002
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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

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',7],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Monolith

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
Hard Variation   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cantaloupe Death   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hawaiian Noises   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Rocket in my pocket   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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'   
Miscegenation   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Cataract Corner   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Future Shock   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hot Lava Lucy   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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'   
West of the Sun   5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Al Torissi escaping the Yosemite flood.

Post Orgasmic Depression 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Central Coast : ... : Monolith
This is a Pinnacles classic. Odd name.Ascend an aesthetic, vertical face on small embedded rocks in a conglomerate face. Ascend a small right-facing dihedral. Pass 7 bolts with the crux being above the 4th bolt. 3 bolts anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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