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Monolith Blocks Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,320'
Location: 43.4225, -89.7243 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Doug Hemken on Jun 25, 2012
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67° | 49°
Tuesday

63° | 46°
Wednesday

66° | 49°
Thursday

72° | 57°
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74° | 53°
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68° | 50°
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Description 

Similar in layout to the Elephant Rocks area, but a little further South. In addition to the Monolith Blocks proper, there are a number of good climbs scattered on various rocks near here.

Getting There 

In between Tomahawk and the Monolith bouldering area is an overlook with a mini amphitheater below. In the middle of the amphitheater is the Monolith.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Gokul G

Foil 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Monolith Blocks
Nice moves. The crux is getting off the ground: either start flat-footed with a very long reach, step up on the block to your left, or work up a few face holds a little to the right until you reach the horizontal crack. Get your first piece of gear here. The upper crack is much easier, and pretty straighforward....[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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Rock Climbing Photo: James picking trash out of the cracks.
James picking trash out of the cracks.
Rock Climbing Photo: "The Monolith" in Winter
"The Monolith" in Winter

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By Doug Hemken
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From: Madison, WI
Jul 4, 2012
Sadly, the Monolith overlook seems to be THE most popular place for hikers to dump trash down the crevices in the rock.

If hikers want to trash hiking areas, that is their business. But when hikers trash climbing areas, that becomes our business. Right now (2012), the climbing areas are generally the cleanest user areas in the Park. Help keep it that way, and bring along a trash bag when you visit the Monolith Blocks and other areas.

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