Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 39.74, -105.321 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000 with improvements by Chad Volk
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project - Completed Details


The Monkey House is the leftward continuation of The Wall of The '90s. There are now 16 or so routes in this sector of the wall. Numbering begins with Psycho Hose Beast (1) which is immediately to the left of New Pollution and continues on uphill to Home Boy Bonanza (18) at the Death Rock. Routes vary in length from 50 - 60 feet to 85 feet, so for the most part a 60m rope will suffice for everything. The routes face West to North, get good evening sun, and a bit of shade higher up the hill. Overall, the rock quality is superb and worth the five minutes of added hike from The Wall of The '90s.

Getting There

The Monkey House is immediately West of Tunnel 2, 5.5 up Clear Creek Canyon on 6th Avenue. Parking for several cars is available on the South side of the highway, but this has been recently limited by CDOT. Trails to the base follow the obvious wash or the small ridge line at the parking area.


Death Rock

A. Homeboy Bonanza, 12, 1p, bolts.
B. ?
C. The Sprawl, 12, 1p, bolts.

Monkey House

D1. Monkey Pause, 1p, 12-, 95', bolts.
D2. Monkey Shine, 10+, 1p, 95', bolts.
E. Face Full of Bush, 1p, 80', bolts.
F. Monkey Bars, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
G. Monkey Business, 12-, 1p, 100', bolts.
H1? Unknown, 11- R, 1p, bolts, pin, & gear.
H2I. Monkey Puzzle, 10+, 1p, 45', bolts.
I. Unknown, 12-, 1p, 80', bolts.
J. Monkey See, Monkey Do, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
K. Fuzzy Monkey, 9, 1p, 65', bolts.
L. Schwing Salute, 11, 1p, 70', bolts.
M. The Reward aka Convicted Felon, 1p, 60', bolts.
N. Soap on a Rope, 12, 1p, 60', bolts.
O. Punishment for Shoplifting, 10, 1p, 70', bolts.
P. Psycho Hose Beast, 11-, 1p, 75', bolts.
Q. New Pollution, 12, 1p, 40', bolts.

14 Total Climbs

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Has anyone been on or done the route that is listed as a 5.12? project up at the Monkey House that is between the 11c and 10d? Has this had a free ascent (I assume it has)? What is the grade guess? Sweet line that is much harder than it looks. Jul 21, 2004
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Anonymous... I have toproped the 5.12 line you speak of at the Monkey House. I think it is 5.12b. Near the end is some very difficult steep slab moves with some long reaches for not so positive crimps. I sandbagged my partner into leading it a while ago because I wanted to climb it... "hey, man, its only 12a, I think, give it a go, bolts are close!..." Jul 23, 2004
John Kelley
Sedona, AZ
John Kelley   Sedona, AZ
Found a pair of shoes on 7/31/04 e-mail and I'll send them to you. Aug 1, 2004
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
What's the story with the first bolt missing on The Sprawl (on Death Rock)? Dec 6, 2005
desbien   seattle,wa
NE1 know if this area stays clear of snow etc. during the winter? Feb 11, 2008
M Lindfors
Highlands Ranch
M Lindfors   Highlands Ranch
The unknown 12 is kind of runout and not fun for tiny (5 foot) people. The top runout is especially bad for short people. My son got on this thinking it was Monkey See and had a really hard time. May 17, 2010