Monster Block Bouldering
|GPS:||40.322, -105.214 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Pinklebear on Jul 11, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis 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 ThereThe 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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