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Routes in Monolith

Black Dagger, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Cantaloupe Death S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cantaloupe Death Direct S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Cataract Corner S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Direct Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Feed the Beast S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Foreplay S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Future Shock S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Gorillas in the Moss S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hard Variation S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Hawaiian Noises S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Hot Lava Lucy S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Lardbutt S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Lower North Face S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Miscegenation S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Penguin Handshake S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Post Orgasmic Depression S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ranger Bolts (aka Move over Rover) S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Regular Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Rocket in my pocket S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Subterranean Tango S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Tailspin S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wave Rider S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
West of the Sun S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
√úbermensch S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
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Elevation: 1,674 ft
GPS: 36.473, -121.187 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: mungeclimber on Dec 16, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Monolith (historically known as Vasquez's Monolith) has some of the best climbing the Eastern District has to offer. Steep and solid (generally). It also has some of the hardest sport climbs in the Monument.

Getting There

Follow the Reservoir trail from the Southern (left) end of Discovery Wall. The largest "boulder" in the jumble of rocks in the canyon floor is the Monolith. The trail is well marked Monument style of trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Monolith

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
 40
Direct Route
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 41
Regular Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 85
Subterranean Tango
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 66
Cantaloupe Death
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 31
Hawaiian Noises
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 18
Rocket in my pocket
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 96
Post Orgasmic Depression
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 46
Foreplay
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 42
Feed the Beast
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Miscegenation
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Future Shock
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Cataract Corner
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
Ranger Bolts (aka Move over Rover)
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 9
Hot Lava Lucy
Sport
5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
 3
West of the Sun
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Direct Route
 40
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X Trad
Regular Route
 41
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Subterranean Tango
 85
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport
Cantaloupe Death
 66
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Hawaiian Noises
 31
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Sport
Rocket in my pocket
 18
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Post Orgasmic Depression
 96
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Foreplay
 46
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Feed the Beast
 42
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Miscegenation
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Future Shock
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Cataract Corner
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Ranger Bolts (aka Move over…
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Hot Lava Lucy
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
West of the Sun
 3
5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b Sport
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