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Monolith Area  

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The Monolith Area is a really nice bouldering area with numerous quality problems.

Getting There 

To get to the Monolith Area from the North Shore, start off on the East Bluff Trail and hike about 1/2 mile. There will be a slight dip in the trail. The Monolith problems will be on either side of the trail at this point.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

43 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Monolith Area:
Big Easy   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   Monolith Rocks
Warm Up Face   V1 5     Boulder, 25'   East of Trail Boulders
Not a Gimmie!   V1+ 5     Boulder, 20'   East of Trail Boulders
Pink T-shirts and Berry Skoal   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Monolith Rocks
Arrow Head Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Monolith Rocks
Boulder right of Bark Biter   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Monolith Rocks
Scary Slab   V2-3 5+     Boulder   Monolith Rocks
Slope of Dadaism   V3 6A     Boulder   East of Trail Boulders
Thunderbird Bulge   V3 6A     Boulder   Monolith Rocks
Broken Pottery Right   V3 6A     Boulder   Monolith Rocks
Pillar of Contemporary Movement   V4 6B     Boulder   East of Trail Boulders
Bark Biter   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Monolith Rocks
Drunk and Disorderly   V4 6B R     Boulder, 20'   Monolith Rocks
Spotted Cow Center   V5 6C     Boulder   Monolith Rocks
Sex & Chocolate   V7 7A+     Boulder   Monolith Rocks
Venus Rising   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Monolith Rocks
Axiom of Arete Aesthetics   V7 7A+     Boulder   East of Trail Boulders
Sex and Chocolate with a Cherry on Top (aka S&C Direct)   V8 7B PG13     Boulder, 25'   Monolith Rocks
Perfect Medium   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Monolith Rocks
The Haunting   V8 7B     Boulder   Monolith Rocks
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Featured Route For Monolith Area
Sex & Chocolate ascends  using the arete and crimp...

Sex & Chocolate V7 7A+  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Monolith Rocks
Start right hand on a the crimp on the face, left hand on the good hold on the arete. Move onto the arete and make a long move to the slopey jug. Exit left or right from here, or continue to the top for the direct finish if you're into that sort of thing. This is the style of problem where there is a fine line between it feeling impossible and impossibly easy......[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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Jake getting up on Slope of Dadaism.
Jake getting up on Slope of Dadaism.

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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 23, 2005
while on my last trip to DL, i vaguely looked for the monolith problems, but did not find them on the trail up to the east bluffs. was it by the gastly john gill problem; the small seam with a few crimpers?
By Terry Kieck
Sep 23, 2005
You need to hike up the east bluff trail starting from the North Shore. It appears you started at the CCC lot on the south end.
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