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Monolith Upper Ridge West Side

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Big Easy 
Big Time 
Cherry Underneath 
Drunk and Disorderly 
Gargoyle, The 
Perfect Medium 
Perfect Medium Right 
Pink T-shirts and Berry Skoal 
Sex & Chocolate 
Sex and Chocolate with a Cherry on Top (aka S&C Direct) 
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Monolith Upper Ridge West Side Rock Climbing 

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The Monolith area is a great place to boulder.

Getting There 

To get to the Monolith Area from the North Shore, start off on the East Bluff Trail and hike about 1/2 mile. There will be a slight dip in the trail. The Monolith problems will be on either side of the trail at this point.

Climbing Season

For the East Bluff North area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Monolith Upper Ridge West Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Monolith Upper Ridge West Side:
Big Easy   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   
Pink T-shirts and Berry Skoal   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Drunk and Disorderly   V4 6B R     Boulder, 20'   
Sex & Chocolate   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Sex and Chocolate with a Cherry on Top (aka S&C Direct)   V8 7B PG13     Boulder, 25'   
Perfect Medium   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For Monolith Upper Ridge West Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Sex & Chocolate ascends  using the arete and crimp...

Sex & Chocolate V7 7A+  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Monolith Upper Ridge West S...
Start right hand on a the crimp on the face, left hand on the good hold on the arete. Move onto the arete and make a long move to the slopey jug. Exit left or right from here, or continue to the top for the direct finish if you're into that sort of thing. This is the style of problem where there is a fine line between it feeling impossible and impossibly easy...With the completion of the direct finish, this is listed as a separate problem more for historical purposes than anything else......[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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Rock Climbing Photo: This is directly above Perfect Medium. Vince and I...
This is directly above Perfect Medium. Vince and I...
Rock Climbing Photo: Perfect Medium with Sex and Chocolate behind it.
Perfect Medium with Sex and Chocolate behind it.

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By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Apr 14, 2008
The face just left of Perfect Medium has two thin seams running up it. Has anyone ever climbed it?
By SteveSchultz
Apr 16, 2008
Hey Remo, it has been done. I keep thinking it goes somewhere in the V1-3 range. I think it's named Manhattan or something like that. I've got a copy of Git On It if you want to photo copy it.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Apr 16, 2008
Steve, Thanks man, I would love a copy of that. I've been trying to get it for years.
Your not talking about using the large crack in the corner are you? Yeah that's easy. The two seams in the middle are super thin, and it seams really hard, but maybe I'm just missing something.
By SteveSchultz
Apr 17, 2008
Yeah Remo, I think it goes at V-easy using that big right hand crack. I've never tried it just using the two seams. I'll try to see what Eric said in the guide and i'll photo copy one for you.

Funny little guide.

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