Rhesus Monkey Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Rhesus Monkey routes.
This is a small crag with 3 moderate crack routes on it, just a few minutes off of the road. The crag is shaded in early morning but probably encounters sun at least before noon.
All three routes are somewhere between 5.7 and 5.9, with my best estimate on each being 5.8. All 3 routes are reasonably protected with a run of cams from 0.75" (yellow Alien) to 3.5" (blue Camalot). An extra red Camalot could be used on each of the 3 routes if you like sewing it up.
To descend, walk off to the NW and down the hill at the side and back to the base, an easy 2 minute walk even in climbing shoes.
Park as for Monkey Skull and look to the West a few hundred yards. There is a group of smaller crags 50 meters in elevation above the road, the upper and center of these is the Rhesus Monkey. With some effort, the three hand-cracks that split the upper section of the rock can be seen from the road.
Pick a place on the hill and walk up to the crag. The approach time is ~ 3 minutes.
Climbing Season For the South Fork of St. Vrain Canyon area.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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This is a short climb with good jamming. Start under the left-most of the 3 cracks splitting the right side of the summit block that faces the road.Step up and left into a corner/slot of sorts, then back out right into the bottom of the crack. Jam the crack up and left through to the top. Walk back from the edge for about 5 meters from the edge to a belay spot in a 6' tall dihedral/corner from good stoppers and a #3 Camalot, and build your anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado