Be sure to park along the paved road, and NOT on the private driveways!
Matt Johnson looking at Monkey Bar Boulder Photo b...
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).
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.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Monkey Bar Boulder:
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:
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.