Elevation: 5,283 ft
GPS: 43.883, -103.463 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 40,106 total · 181/month
Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Jun 28, 2002
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty
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Description

Another easy to access Rushmore area with fun climbs of a variety of difficulties. I would guess the most popular route in the area is the beautiful 'Gossamer'.

Getting There

The Monster North area is another one that is easy to find and easy to get lost in. From the sign in board, take a left down the main trail. The main wall you see at the kiosk is known as Monster North.

To access most of the routes you'll head left on the trail from the sign in board.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Monster North

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 4
Butter Knife
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 200
Gossamer
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 123
Pointy Little Devil
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 9
Teachers Pet
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Dark Tower
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Monster Within
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 21
Kodah
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 15
Too Easy for Hard Men
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Corruption is Contagious
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Skid Marks
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Creature Comforts
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Hill City Shootout: Bullets Not…
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Lost Boy's Shadow
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Side Arm
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 3
The Nightman Cometh
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Butter Knife Butter Knife
 4
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Gossamer Picture Window
 200
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Pointy Little Devil Shakers
 123
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Teachers Pet Kindergarten Rock
 9
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Dark Tower Dark Tower
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Monster Within Monster Gully
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Kodah Axe Edge
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Too Easy for Hard Men Abominable Snowman
 15
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Corruption is Contagious Abominable Snowman
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Skid Marks Shakers
 26
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Creature Comforts Abominable Snowman
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hill City Shootout: Bullet… Abominable Snowman
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Lost Boy's Shadow Monster Gully
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Side Arm Abominable Snowman
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Nightman Cometh Shakers
 3
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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