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Monument Creek Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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A beautiful tower located in Monument Creek. The tower stands roughly 250 ft. high, and is characterized by its perfect cylinder shape, and narrow base.

Getting There 

From the Colorado River:
1) Just up river from Granit Rapid, hike into Monument Canyon and follow the trail up the creek bead/wash for about .75 mi. until you reach the obvious pinnacle.

From Hermit's Rest:
1) Hike down the Hermit's rest trail to the seasonal Santa Maria Spring and rest hut (2.2 mi. 1600 ft. elevation loss).
2) Continue down the Hermit's rest trail, passing Breezy Point to the junction with the Tonto Trail (4.8 mi from Santa Maria Spring, 1790 ft. elevation loss).
3) Hike east along the Tonto Trail to Monument Creek (2.3 mi. 215 ft. elevation loss).

Total hike one way is 9.3 mi. with a total elevation loss of 3605ft.

Climbing Season

For the Northern Arizona area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Monument Creek Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Monument Creek Pinnacle:
North Face   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C1     Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 250'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The North Face

North Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C1  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : Monument Creek Pinnacle
An absolute Grand Canyon classic and must do for anyone who loves to hike and explore while climbing. The North Face is a quality four pitch outing over all kinds of rock. The pitches are all short but each one offers some tough sections that will demand attention from climbers of all abilities. While each crux is generally moderate in grade, the ratings are old school and challenging.Pitch 1) The rock is steep and deteriorating here and movement off the ground is challenging (.9). Place a @...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Approach the pinnacle by passing a short section o...
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the Tonto Trail.
View from the Tonto Trail.

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By Osprey Overhang
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Jun 8, 2011
Sadly, I could not find a register on the top of this pinnacle. However, I did see a bottle cap secured to the rap anchor with the name Tomasi scratched into it.

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