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Monico Boulders

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Monico Boulders  


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Location: 45.5459, -89.1667 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: James M Schroeder on Mar 18, 2007
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Description 

What would you day if I told you of perfect (albeit defaced) granite boulders standing 10-15 feet high existed in Wisconsin? You'd probably think I was crazy, but you'd be wrong. The Monico Boulders are this place.

Getting There 

Approximately one mile South of Old 26 on Highway 45, just South of Monico, WI. The main boulders lie on the West side of the highway.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Monico Steep V2 5+  WI : Monico Boulders
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Photos of Monico Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
One of the boulders.  5'5" Christina Castle f...
BETA PHOTO: One of the boulders. 5'5" Christina Castle f...
One of the boulders.  5'5" Christina Castle f...
BETA PHOTO: One of the boulders. 5'5" Christina Castle f...
View of Crimpin' Clint and Monico Steep.
View of Crimpin' Clint and Monico Steep.
Chippewa Blood V5/6.  This is the sit start to Blo...
Chippewa Blood V5/6. This is the sit start to Blo...
Easy Warmup.  Maybe this is the one listed as V0?
Easy Warmup. Maybe this is the one listed as V0?
This is the right side of the V7+ project...  didn...
This is the right side of the V7+ project... didn...
Another view of Crimpin' Clint.
Another view of Crimpin' Clint.
New easy problem on Bloody Ankles boulder.  Follow...
New easy problem on Bloody Ankles boulder. Follow...
Graffiti Face Project.  This is the first boulder ...
Graffiti Face Project. This is the first boulder ...

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By Peter Dodge
From: Duluth, MN
Mar 18, 2007
After reading about these boulders, I looked at my topo map and realized that I have seen these boulders too. I remember you could see one heavily graffiti boulder from the highway. I never checked them out, but they look pretty thin and pretty hard! Looks like it could be some decent climbing though.
By Peter Dodge
From: Duluth, MN
Mar 21, 2007
James, did you try climbing any of the boulders?
By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Mar 21, 2007
No Pete I didn't, I didn't bring my shoes. Guess I didn't expect to find these things. I'm sketchy about the access too...

They looked really good though and it seemed as though there might be a handful of quality problems.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Mar 23, 2007
The Monico Boulders were originally a hang-out training area for a couple of local Rhinelander climbers. I spent a summer in the area and climbed a bunch at Monico. The big long angled arete is a standing project. I cleaned off the moss and needles, but never finished it.
I've never had access issues, but its always a good idea to stay discrete.
By Leveille
From: Appleton, WI
Jul 7, 2007
I stopped by here on the way home from up north and had quite a bit of fun. It beats the bouldering at High Cliff. Its also nice and in the shade so relatively cool on 90 degree days.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Jul 29, 2007
I posted a couple of the note worthy problems. Have fun.
By Daniel Goscha
From: Rhinelander, WI
Apr 13, 2011
Just drove by there today (April 13, 2011) and the site is for sale. I called the agent listed on the sign and the owner is selling the entire 4.27 acres which include the boulders. Asking price is $35K but he is supposedly, "a very motivated seller". Wouldn't it be great if someone could buy it up and actually keep a piece of climbing land north of 29 actually open. Send me a msg if you want more beta on the listing agent - I have their number.
By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Apr 13, 2011
Is there water or anything else of note on the property? Is there a house or cabin?
By mggrandall
Feb 15, 2012
I climbed here a couple years ago and thought there might be room for a couple new problems... I'm surprised no one has done the project yet. This summer I'll be back in WI for a couple months, staying not far from Monico and will work on it a bit... anyone been there lately?
By Yueyang Meng
From: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
May 8, 2014
anyone been there lately because I will live around there for summer, really want to find some place up north to climb