Monsters from the Id Rock Climbing
Routes in Monsters from the Id
|Abominable Snowman S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Boogieman , The S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Cosmic Monsters S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Doctor No S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Feeding Frenzy S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a|
|Heaven S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Heavenly Monsters S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Journey to a Mushroom Planet T,S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Little Demon S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Monster Crossing S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Parallel Universe S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Source of Madness S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Steady Slobbin' S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b|
|Stone Monkey S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Triskaidekaphobia S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|White Zombie S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|GPS:||43.802, -71.84 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||lee hansche on Feb 28, 2007|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionMonsters 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 ThereFollow 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Monsters from the Id
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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