Elevation: 5,847 ft
GPS: 40.322, -105.214 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Pinklebear on Jul 11, 2002
Admins: James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This is one of the most visible blocks on the north end of the bouldering area at Carter Lake, and probably the biggest. It has excellent highballs in the V4-V7 range and a pumpy V10 traverse with a nasty opening sequence.

The landings are a bit rocky, so bring lots of pads. The highballs almost all face north, while the traverse starts around the west face of the rock so warms up a bit too quickly on sunny days.

All the highballs are great, but the one in the coolest position is probably the one up the northwest arete.

Getting There

The Monster Boulder is the box-car shaped boulder with a high, green and tan/pink north face about 60 yards uphill from the Kahuna Boulder. It sits more or less directly under the Spice Roof area, which is the northernmost bouldering area on the ridgeline above Carter Lake.

It is about 5-7 minutes from the parking lot at Dam 1, and is best approached from above.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Monster Block

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V4 6B
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Despuntia Dudes
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Despuntia Dudes
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V4 6B Boulder
Days of Whining Posers
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V6 7A Boulder
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