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Monkey Bar Boulder

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Monkey Bar Boulder 


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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Mar 28, 2007
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Description 

This is probably the most famous boulder at Kraft. There are usually climbers on it, or nearby, if the weather permits climbing. There are numerous problems on this one boulder including Classic Monkey (V5), Monkey Bar Traverse (V7), and Monkey Bar Direct (V9).


Getting There 

From the end of the paved road cross the wash and hike the established trails East (right) for about 10 minutes. The Monkey Bar boulder is the obvious round-shaped boulder to the right of the trail as the trail bends around the east side of Kraft mountain.


Climbing Season


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['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',0],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Monkey Bar Boulder:
Monkey Crack   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   
Darwin Award   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Monkey Left   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   
Monkey Pinch   V5 6C     Boulder, 30'   
Classic Monkey   V6 7A     Boulder, 8'   
Monkey Bar Traverse   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   
Monkey Bar Direct   V9 7C     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Monkey Bar Boulder
Matt Johnson topping out on "Monkey Pinch" <br />Photo by: Halee Schlangen

Monkey Pinch V5 6C  NV : Red Rock : ... : Monkey Bar Boulder
Start on the lowest jugs you can find on the left hand side of the scoop. Make thuggy (and very easy) moves up to a jug in the roof and hit two opposing sidepulls (right hand can be used as a pinch. A high foot helps the next move up and left go static and better holds follow. Keep it together for the moderate but tall topout and move along. A long arm span makes this problem considerably easier. Great boulder problem! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By em rafaela b- brown
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 22, 2009

The Monkey Bar Traverse was a super fun v7.The beginning jugs are huge and easy. Once you round the arete, you get onto smaller crimps.Technical footwork.The short girl beta: get a heel, cross under and dyno. *video:

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 21, 2010

Hey folks, just a heads up- be mindful that there are petroglyphs in the cave just right of the Monkey Bar problems (Direct, Traverse, etc). As is the case elsewhere, it is illegal to climb within 50 feet of Petroglyphs. Currently, the BLM is aware that this is an established boulder and has no plans to close it, but it would be great if we as a community did our best to keep the cave off limits and in as good of condition as possible- this would go a long way toward building a solid relationship between the BLM and the climbing community.