Elevation: 1,674 ft
GPS: 36.473, -121.187 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 47,358 total · 237/month
Shared By: mungeclimber on Dec 16, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

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.

25 Total Climbs

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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
 43
Direct Route
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 43
Regular Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 98
Subterranean Tango
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 71
Cantaloupe Death
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 36
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
 111
Post Orgasmic Depression
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 48
Foreplay
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 48
Feed the Beast
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
The Black Dagger
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 4
Miscegenation
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Cataract Corner
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Ranger Bolts (aka Move over Rover)
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 10
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
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X Trad
Regular Route
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Subterranean Tango
 98
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport
Cantaloupe Death
 71
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Hawaiian Noises
 36
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport
Rocket in my pocket
 18
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Post Orgasmic Depression
 111
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Foreplay
 48
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Feed the Beast
 48
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Black Dagger
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Miscegenation
 4
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Cataract Corner
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Ranger Bolts (aka Move over…
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Hot Lava Lucy
 10
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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