The Monolith Rock Climbing
The Monolith in Archangel Valley
Sounds cool and big, not that impressive, but definitely the biggest crag.
Drive all-the-way down Archangel Rd. till you hit the gate. Walk from here down the road, that leads you right to the Monolith
Weather station 16.3 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Monolith
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Monolith:
The Slot 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Zigzag 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Flakey 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 70'
Featured Route For The Monolith
Orangutan Overhang 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AK
: Anchorage & South Central A...
: ... : The Monolith
5.9 climb the corner 15' to the cruxy roof, pull the small roof up to a fixed nut. Continue up the crack then move on slabish chicken heads up to ledge.Belay out of the crack at top of bushy ledge. Continue up the corner past a loose-looking chockstone but feels stable, slab out right up to another small roof, pull the roof to a very awkward/dirty chimney or out right in a crack, grass at top and finish on two bolts and one piton, rap the route with two double ropes....[more] Browse More Classics in AK
Paul Wharton and Steve Garvey. Monolith, Checkered...
did this new route in 1985, in this same area. doe...
Monolith, Vein of Gold 5.10c. First Ascent.
The Monolith, Hatcher Pass, AK
Steve Garvey on Checkered Dog 5.9, Monolith.
By Mat Brunton
Jun 1, 2015
The Monolith 5.9s are stout and seem harder than 5.10s I've done elsewhere including other areas of Hatcher, Chickaloon area, and the Seward Highway.