All Locations > South Dakota > The Needles Of… > Mount Rushmore… > Magna Carta > Monster North > Monster Gully
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|Type:||Sport, 60 ft|
|FA:||Solon/Solon Oct 23, 2016|
|Page Views:||312 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||the museum on Nov 5, 2016|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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From the high saddle between the Monster south and north summit, look right or north and there are two obvious routes. The Iowa Mountaineers, straight up (3 bolts, 5.6), and just to the right, this route. Start up and clip the first bolt, make the hardest move and move up and right past 4 more bolts and a few "coffee maker" sized jugs, to the anchors. This is a good route.
From the paved pullout on the west side of SD244, just past the Profile View, park and hike up past Stardancer, etc, past the saddle, continue up east and north to the east end of the large slab east of Monster proper and hike across the slab into the gully splitting Monster. Pass the alcove after a scrambly bit and stop at the saddle. There are 2 climbs to the right, or north. Iowa is on the left or west and this climb is on the right or northeast.