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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 
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 
Wave Rider S 
West of the Sun S 
‹bermensch S 

Monolith  


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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',16],['2 Stars',3],['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'   
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'   
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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Seneca getting French on Cantaloupe Death.

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