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Routes in Monument Canyon

Big Bertha T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Big Foot T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Carter Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Circle, Square, and the Triangle S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Da Nada 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C3-
Desert Solitaire T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C1
Egypt Rock - The Revolution Will Not be Televised T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Elephant Head T,S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Euro Route T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Friends Can't Be Trusted S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Get A Life T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Higher Mind Dynamics S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
It Ain't Over Til It's Loose T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Left Dihedral aka Dihedral 1 aka First Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Luhr's Route aka Right Dihedral T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Monolith Spire - Dewar Dihedral T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Mormon Tea T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pharaoh Point - Chimney Wide T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 R
Route 2 T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Route 4 T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Short Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown Tower - Northwest Face T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Wide Load aka Route 3 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wingate Warrior S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wizard I T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Elevation: 5,129 ft
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Nov 10, 2001
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This is the description for all the one-two pitch routes along the Monument Trail leading to Independence Monument. There are some nice moderate (5.8-9) trad routes here, as well as some more difficult face climbs (sport), and even some multi-pitch hand cracks. They are nice routes to finish up a day after climbing the monument.

Getting There

First Area: As the Monument Trail leaves the fence and starts following the creek bed up the canyon, many one-pitch lines will come into view on the right side of the canyon. Look for a prominent right-facing dihedral and 40ft to its right, a left-facing dihedral. In between these routes are several bolted climbs. All have fixed rap anchors.

Second Area: Around the first bend, up the hill and past the first area, look again to the right side for some obvious cracks. Here you'll find an attempted aid line with a fixed pin 10ft. off the deck. Another route starts 10ft. left of the aid route, which is finger/offwidth for 80ft.

Third Area: In the last recess of the canyon before you turn the corner and Ind. Mon. comes into view, look for a tall pillar against the back wall of the canyon. A two (maybe three) pitch nice hand crack goes up the left side of the pillar to fixed anchors at each belay.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Monument Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Luhr's Route aka Right Dihedral
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Left Dihedral aka Dihedral 1 ak…
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Carter Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
Route 2
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Route 4
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
Wide Load aka Route 3
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Circle, Square, and the Triangle
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 5
Egypt Rock - The Revolution Will…
Trad 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Wizard I
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 12
Monolith Spire - Dewar Dihedral
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C1
 28
Desert Solitaire
Trad, Aid 6 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Higher Mind Dynamics
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Euro Route
Trad, Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 9
Get A Life
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Luhr's Route aka Right Dihe…
 39
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Left Dihedral aka Dihedral…
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Carter Route
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Out of the Frying Pan Into…
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Route 2
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Route 4
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Wide Load aka Route 3
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Circle, Square, and the Tri…
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Egypt Rock - The Revolution…
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Wizard I
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Monolith Spire - Dewar Dihe…
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Desert Solitaire
 28
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C1 Trad, Aid 6 pitches
Higher Mind Dynamics
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Euro Route
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
Get A Life
 9
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 5 pitches
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