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Monstro's Gaping Maw Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Monstro's Gaping Maw. The vicinities of the proble...

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


A remote feeling bouldering area that overlooks the beautiful boundary where sandstone meets limestone, and with Turtlehead Peak wholly visible to the north. The problems climb features in and around an interesting cave, formed by a jumble of big blocks. The rock is mainly excellent.

Getting There 

20 minute approach time. Walk to the Twinkie. Continue west up the wash, past the Twinkie for 100 yards. Leave the wash at a trail sign, and follow the rising trail to the northwest (right). After 30 yards (near the end of the steeps), take a faint trail that splits right and heads downhill. After 15 yards and arriving at a small wash filled with manzanita, take a trail to the right (east) and skirt left around the shady toe of white sandstone. Follow slabs to the east and into a meadow with juniper trees. Weave eastward through the meadow for 100 yards. This will leave you standing at the base of The Salt Factory (use beta photo from that page on MP). Continue up the scree slope and slabs for another 50 yards (5 min.). Aim for the cave.

Climbing Season

For the Sandstone Quarry area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cory Taylor.

Salute Your Shorts V4-5 6B+  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Monstro's Gaping Maw
Crouch start low on a fin. Make a stretchy move up to a shelf. Dyno up and right to the square cut lip. Traverse left a few hand moves and pull over. The location and exposure of this problem make it both striking and thrilling. The rock is perfect and you can't cheat the dyno with intermediates....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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