BETA PHOTO: The Monster formation
The Monster is a short wall containing a dozen climbs of varying difficulty. The Monster could even be considered a fine area for some highball bouldering problems.
To find the Monster climb up the CCC trail past the "No Sweat" formation. Once you pass "No Sweat" the trail starts to turn to the north and ends up coming to a "T". The Monster is the short wall directly in front of you. The large boulder at the trail junction is the bouldering problem "The Flatiron".
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Monster 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b WI
: Devil's Lake
: ... : The Monster
Crack through the steep wall to the left of The Flatiron. Crack starts out steep with good finger locks and abundant gear placements. Avoid stepping off to ledge on the right as it defeats the purpose of surmounting the lower moves. Bottom portion of the route ends at a large jug. From the jug place large cams and get ready to pull hard 5.10 laybaking and/or offwith. Finish is tricky and strenuous but not as difficult. The whole route barely makes 35 ft., I think, and it is strangely stout....[more] Browse More Classics in WI
Latest Regional Forum Messages
BH on the Monster, circa late 1970s.
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Mar 20, 2002
The actual Monster Route is a butt hard overhanging crack to a large flake jug and then a wide kind of laybacking thing above. It is a pretty good onsight route as the gear is obvious. Just don't hang around long placing it as the route is a burly 510+. Short but really stout.