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Monk's Hollow Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: James Garrett on Aug 27, 2011
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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Monk's Hollow

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Monk's Hollow:
Horse Cock Tower   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 15'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Justin taking an evening lap up Gumby

Gumby 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Monk's Hollow
Walk uphill behind HC Tower to the next tower up and right and approach the downhill and longest side.Pitch #1: Climb massive cobbles up the broad spine of the Gumby and surmount the crux at its neck to the top of the formation and a three-bolt belay. 5.9, 25m.Beware of remaining loose cobbles until more traffic cleans it up a bit more. Generally solid rock ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Some ice on the left side of the canyon in March 2...
Some ice on the left side of the canyon in March 2...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great Outlook on main wall directly behind "T...
BETA PHOTO: Great Outlook on main wall directly behind "T...
Rock Climbing Photo: Horse Cock Canyon or Monks Hollow or whatever you ...
Horse Cock Canyon or Monks Hollow or whatever you ...

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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Aug 27, 2011
Tristan Higbee & I visited this canyon a bunch back when we were looking for some new ice routes (some good flows in a wet season {one really cool line behind an archway on the West side we called the Fargin Ice Hole}).
Tristan always called it Horse Cock Canyon. There IS some really good looking rock, but our experience was that it was never quite as good as you thought. Some of the back slot canyons might holds some good sport lines though.
The towers are a novelty (we did the FA {as far as we know} of the little Horse Cock Tower itself and drilled one bolt on lead and put one on the summit to get down.
We did find a sport route (no idea who bolted it) up one of the larger towers you can see from the road. It as a very obvious chimney on the left hand side between it and another tower. The line started off a ledge and left us feeling VERY exposed to the lose rock. Nearly every hold was loose and we released a TON of scary sized rocks.

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