Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 40.057, -111.561 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: James Garrett on Aug 27, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

A bit of a drive from SLC or Provo, but the approach to the climbing is accomplished within seconds of parking the car. This little canyon is chock full of slender to blobby conglomerate free standing towers.

Some of the rock just might be as good as or dare I say better than Maple Canyon conglomerate? The area feels secluded despite its proximity to Highway #6 traffic noise and railroad noise. Not as intense as Echo Canyon noise pollution, and the rock seems better...on a selected basis, of course.

The local name for a prominent horse appendage names both the canyon and the first diminutive tower that one encounters. Not sure what other climbers who have visited Monk's Hollow are referring to it as.

Getting There

Traveling south in Spanish Fork Canyon, pass the turn off for Diamond Fork Canyon and continue south towards Price about 5 miles to an obvious side canyon with many conglomerate formations. Turn left onto an unimproved road off of Highway #6 and find a closed gate with a sign that marks "Monk's Hollow". Close the gate behind you as horses and cows need to stay behind the gate.

Drive perhaps 150m up the dirt road and park beside the formations.

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