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Monument Slot (aka Gunga Din)  

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Location: 36.58486, -118.11374 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bruce Willey on May 27, 2009
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Gunga Din Historical Marker.


Gunga Din area.

Getting There 

Left on dirt rd. .7 miles from Horseshoe Meadows Rd. tun.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.6 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Monument Slot (aka Gunga Din):
Chocolate Mice   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Rocky Top (aka the Chocolat...
Peanut Butter & Chocolate   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 175'   Rocky Top (aka the Chocolat...
Drop Out   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Rocky Top (aka the Chocolat...
Chocolate Pocket   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 145'   Rocky Top (aka the Chocolat...
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Chocolate Pocket 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Rocky Top (aka the Chocolat...
Variety is the spice of life. (Or maybe chocolate is the spice of variety?) Not to get all hype-y, but this route is pretty damned fun—complete with a 40’ chimney to big stems, a bomb bay squeeze, thin face section to a bulge crux a la “High Plains Drifter” and then finishes on those crazy fun plates we all know and love. It’s a long route with excellent position and exposure combining for a nice mental and physical workout at the grade. [Note: the rock around the 8th & 9th bolts at the bulge ar...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Monument Slot (aka Gunga Din) Slideshow Add Photo
The Monument. Photo by Blitzo.
The Monument. Photo by Blitzo.
Monument Slot Early Morning. Photo by Blitzo.
Monument Slot Early Morning. Photo by Blitzo.
The backside of Temple of Kali.
The backside of Temple of Kali.

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By Blitzo
Jun 2, 2011
It would be nice if the areas in Monument Slot were listed instead of a few routes. Now the different areas can't be listed here. Only randomly.
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