Elevation: 740 ft
GPS: 43.802, -71.84 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: lee hansche on Feb 28, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
Access Issue: Note: New route moratorium area Details

Description

Monsters is known for it's hard steep routes with a bouldery nature. However, there are some fun but slightly less-classic, less-steep 11s and 12s on the left hand side of the crag.

This is a great place to climb hard on cold winter days. The southern exposure can make the crag nice and warm as long as the sun is out. It also is nice on a summer morning, since it stays in the shade for a while. The only real issue here is the seepage which can shut down many routes in the spring.

Classics include Heaven (5.11a), Journey to a Mushroom Planet (5.13a), and Parallel Universe (5.14a) and a host of other awesome hard routes.

Some interesting link ups:
Freezer Burn (5.13c)
Starts on The Boogieman and traverses right, under the roof, to finish all the way over on Journey to a Mushroom Planet. I've also seen this called Bird Incubator

No Shit (5.13b/c)
Starts on The Boogieman and finish up Parallel Universe

Steady Slobbin' (5.14b)
Starts up Parallel Universe and finishes up The Boogieman's arete.

All Day Slacker (5.14b)
Start up Parallel Universe and traverse to Journey to a Mushroom Planet's anchor after the 4th bolt.

Getting There

Follow the Short Cut Trail up the staircase and across the hillside above 5.8 crag. Once you reach the point where the trail swings up the hill towards Bonsai then traverses right again, follow that over the top of Monsters like you were heading towards Darth Vadar Junction, but before you get to the junction drop down the little trail breaking left to the right side of Monsters.

Alternatively, continue traversing the hillside at the lower level on the trail that goes under Monsters towards the Black Jack boulders. When you reach the first boulder grouping you are right below Monsters ( look for a highball arete). Scramble up through the boulders 100 feet to the crag.

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