Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Solon/Solon Oct 23, 2016
Page Views: 426 total · 14/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.


5 bolts, plus nice ring anchor. 50M rope=OK


the museum
Rapid City, SD
the museum   Rapid City, SD
This is a good climb - better than Iowa Mtneers next door. Pro is good. It's been climbed a bit and any loose stuff is off. Hardest move is at the bottom. 17M rap. Nov 5, 2016
Ryan Emery
Black Hills, SD
Ryan Emery   Black Hills, SD
I left a pair of brown Native sunglasses with a brown strap on them at the base of a new route (Lost Boy's Shadow) when we were leaving in a hurry due to rain yesterday, June 16 2017. I came back the the next day and they were gone. I would really appreciate it if whoever snagged them would return them! My phone number is 605-939-9698, Thanks! Jun 17, 2017