Elevation: 1,371 ft
GPS: 43.422, -89.724 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: chris tregge on Jun 1, 2002
Admins: Ian CB, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Doug Hemken

Description

The Monolith Area hosts a few of the most classic problems at The Lake, and is a really nice bouldering area with a wide variety of problems and mostly flat landings.

As the East Bluff Trail climbs from the North Shore it ascends a narrow, rocky ridge between the Lake and the Steinke Creek watershed.  Just beyond Elephant Rock it reaches the top of the ridge.  The Monolith area is named for a huge block that sits prominently at the top of a boulder field, next to a popular overlook.  Between Elephant Rock and the Monolith proper, the trail follows the east side of the ridgeline.  This is the Monolith Ridge - East, and the bouldering opportunities next to the trail will be obvious.  On the Lake side of this ridge is Monolith Ridge - West.  Other bouldering is scattered on the Steinke creek side of the trail and at the Monolith overlook.

A partial overview may be found at ​Monolith Area Map​​​

For those problems next to the hiking trail, please keep your stuff out of the way and try to minimize the chalk you leave behind.

Getting There

To get to the Monolith Area from the North Shore, start off on the East Bluff Trail and hike about 1/2 mile, past "Elephant Rocks" and several popular overlooks. Details for each sub-area are on their respective pages.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Monolith Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 33
Shawn's Slab
Boulder
V0 4
 32
Big Easy
Boulder
V2 5+
 34
Arrow Head Arete
Boulder
V2 5+
 43
Boulder right of Bark Biter
Boulder
V2 5+
 28
Pink T-shirts and Berry Skoal
Boulder
V3 6A
 91
Slope of Dadaism
Boulder
V3 6A
 23
Thunderbird Bulge
Boulder
V4 6B
 37
Bark Biter
Boulder
V4 6B
 41
Pillar of Contemporary Movement
Boulder
V5 6C
 27
Spotted Cow Center
Boulder
V7 7A+
 42
Venus Rising
Boulder
V7 7A+
 33
Sex & Chocolate
Boulder
V7 7A+
 14
Axiom of Arete Aesthetics
Boulder
V8 7B
 17
Perfect Medium
Boulder
V8 7B PG13
 25
Sex and Chocolate with a Cherry…
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shawn's Slab 3. Monolith Ridge - E…
 33
V0 4 Boulder
Big Easy 4. Monolith Ridge - W…
 32
V0 4 Boulder
Arrow Head Arete 3. Monolith Ridge - E…
 34
V2 5+ Boulder
Boulder right of Bark Biter 3. Monolith Ridge - E…
 43
V2 5+ Boulder
Pink T-shirts and Berry Skoal 4. Monolith Ridge - W…
 28
V2 5+ Boulder
Slope of Dadaism 1. E of Trail Boulders
 91
V3 6A Boulder
Thunderbird Bulge 3. Monolith Ridge - E…
 23
V3 6A Boulder
Bark Biter 3. Monolith Ridge - E…
 37
V4 6B Boulder
Pillar of Contemporary Move… 1. E of Trail Boulders
 41
V4 6B Boulder
Spotted Cow Center 3. Monolith Ridge - E…
 27
V5 6C Boulder
Venus Rising 3. Monolith Ridge - E…
 42
V7 7A+ Boulder
Sex & Chocolate 4. Monolith Ridge - W…
 33
V7 7A+ Boulder
Axiom of Arete Aesthetics 1. E of Trail Boulders
 14
V7 7A+ Boulder
Perfect Medium 4. Monolith Ridge - W…
 17
V8 7B Boulder
Sex and Chocolate with a Ch… 4. Monolith Ridge - W…
 25
V8 7B PG13 Boulder
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