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Submitted By: C Miller on Apr 13, 2006
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This uniquely shaped formation is just off the trail on the way to the Astro Domes and, depending upon your inclinations, looks like a variety of creatures.

One route, the aptly named Monster Hole (5.10b), exists on the formation and involves some interesting moves that are rarely found on a route, even at Joshua Tree.

Getting There 

Hike the Wonderland Wash to a point about 200 yards past the Bankrupt Wall where the distinctive shape of the formation will be seen on the right (east) side of the trail.

Climbing Season

For the Wonderland South area.

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Monster Hole (5.10b), Joshua Tree NP

Monster Hole 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Creature
Start this unique route on the east face, at a recess in the rock. Climb up a crack and then sling the "monster hole" for protection. Grab the hole, swing around onto the south face and then stuff a leg into the hole which enables you to clip a bolt above the hole. The crux (5.10b or thereabouts) is exiting the hole, which is quite awkward and somewhat bizarre, but once stood up a short bit of friction (5.9) leads to the spacious summit. This is a novelty route which is truly hard to rate as it ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Creature from the north, Joshua Tree NP
The Creature from the north, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: The Creature, Joshua Tree NP
The Creature, Joshua Tree NP

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