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The Monument Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Mark Roth on Sep 6, 2011
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The Monument as seen from the Chicken Head Ranch. ...

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The Monument is home to the classic Fire on the Mountain, a not to be missed 3 pitch 5.10. There are also a few other routes here and probably potential for more....

Getting There 

Follow the directions/trail to Chicken Head Ranch. When the trail reaches Chicken Head Ranch and the high-point of the trail, look to your left and you will see the arete of Fire on the Mountain. Drop down the gully a little and keep left. Hop up a short step at a cairn and wander up to the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Monument

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Monument:
Fire on the Mountain   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For The Monument
Rock Climbing Photo: Fire on the Mountain.

Fire on the Mountain 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CO : South Platte : ... : The Monument
This route is an absolute classic and should not be missed! There is a little bit of bad rock on the last pitch but not enough to detract from the fun. The route is continually interesting and well protected. The third pitch is the crux, but if you are short, it could be the first pitch. Pitch 1: 13 bolts, 5.10c. The crux is one big reach, then it has sustained but easier climbing up the arete. Belay at the higher anchor for the 2nd pitch.Pitch 2: 10 bolts, 5.10a. A tricky move off the be...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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