Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Middle Ice Caves (CHUD area)
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chud S 
Crud aka Unknown near Chud S 
Monster Magnet S 

Monster Magnet 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Steve Damboise
Page Views: 751
Submitted By: Taylor Roy on Aug 27, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (9)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


Monster Magnet's popularity has suffered because most people would rather succeed on CHUD, a soft 13a, than flail on a brutal 12d. Beyond ratings, this route has amazing rock, great movement, and is one of the best bouldery 12+ routes in the canyon. If this thing ever gets bumped to 13a, it will see more ascents.

Short and powerful, Monster Magnet packs the majority of its difficulty into a devious 20 foot V7 boulder problem. Enjoy a small rest, and then navigate through some pumpy slopers, sidepulls and pinches to the top.


Left of CHUD, Monster Magnet is the middle bolt line and starts in a small, left-facing, layback feature.


Five quickdraws plus 2 for the anchor. Since the anchor consist of a hanger, and an eye bolt, you may want to bring a leaver biner for the hanger so you can lower off 2 bolts. A 50 meter rope will easily get you back to the ground.

Comments on Monster Magnet Add Comment
Show which comments
By Ben Sachs
Sep 26, 2015
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

Satisfying boulder problem ending at huge jug into some 12- climbing. Great stone throughout. Not sure how this was ever 12d?(!) At least V7 boulder problem. 13a in newest guide. I added a legit anchor with chains/biners as of Sept. 2015.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!