Monument Canyon Rock Climbing
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 T 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|
|GPS:||39.102, -108.723 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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DescriptionThis 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 ThereFirst 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Monument Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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