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Routes in The Monument

Chinese Handcuffs T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Clipper T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cornucopia T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Desert Gold T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Handbone T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lizard Locks T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Madcap Laughs, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Mustang Cracks T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pegasus T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Seduction Line T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Step Into The Squeezer T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
West Edge Lane S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 500 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Mark Moore, et al.
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Shared By: rockratrei on Feb 28, 2006
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details


At the center of the Monument.
Start on a positive leaning ramp up to a block
leaning against the wall.
P1 - climb a short dihedral to a crack (100ft)
to a scrub oak with slings on it
P2 - go into the chimney (awkward moves) around the corner and out into the light through loose rock
P3 - follow the wide crack to a small belay stance on the face
P4 - continue up the crack and face to the top of the Monument


Walk off down the gully to the south (towards Desert Gold).


Michael Kimm
Las Vegas, NV
Michael Kimm   Las Vegas, NV
Lee Vogel and I enjoyed this route quite a bit. A bit of questionable rock on the first two pitches, but overall solid with a sustained crux section on pitch 2 and an interesting start to pitch 4 (pitch 5 in Jerry's book). A worthwhile path to the top of The Monument.
Contrary to the guidebook, there are no rappels on the descent. Dec 31, 2013