Elevation: -11,456 ft
GPS: 36.402, -80.28 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Steve Lineberry on Feb 1, 2020 · Updates
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

Description

The White Monster boulder is a candidate for one of the best single boulders in North Carolina, especially in the V8-V11 range.

Almost every line is an undisputed classic, the rock is outstanding quality, and the movement is excellent. Most lines are steep core/tension style, with lots of open-handed slopers, pinches, and the occasional mail-slot jug. Bring your bicycle and heel-toe game; almost every line on the boulder has an opportunity for trick beta!

Classics include Twister, Earning Your Brunch, and White Monster. That being said, don't discount any of the link-ups or "squeezes"; virtually every climb on this boulder is absolutely stellar.

This boulder never sees the sun and can be damp after a rain. Temps tend to start dropping around 1:30/2pm.

It's generally a good idea to have a crew at this block; to be climbed safely, most lines require multiple pads and spotters.

Getting There

Most people hike in to White Monster via the Valley Trail. Walk past the XXX area for another 10 min or so. On the way, you'll pass The Streets boulder on the right and eventually you'll walk through a narrow corridor. After passing another small boulder on your right (Demogorgon) you'll soon approach the flanks of a large boulder. The trail will wrap downhill and left, spitting you directly underneath the main face of White Monster.

Alternatively, you can approach White Monster by walking directly downhill from the North End roped climbing area (directly behind Nutsweat 5.9+). You'll pass Arete-no-Phobia, Plafond Deceiver Roof, and finally Orange Crush on your way down the hill to White Monster.

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Classic Climbing Routes at White Monster Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4- 6B
 5
Hidden Fear
Boulder
V5 6C
 9
Rabid Beaver
Boulder
V8- 7B
 16
White Monster
Boulder
V9 7C
 4
Earning Your Brunch
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hidden Fear
 5
V4- 6B Boulder
Rabid Beaver
 9
V5 6C Boulder
White Monster
 16
V8- 7B Boulder
Earning Your Brunch
 4
V9 7C Boulder
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