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The Monolith

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Center Slab Left T,S 
Checkered Dog  T 
Chickenhead T 
Duct tape crack T 
Flakey  T 
Freedom Roof  S 
Inside Right T 
Local Motion S,TR 
Orangutan Overhang T 
Shot on Sight T 
Slot, The T 
Too Much Fun for You  S 
Unknown T 
Unknown 2 T 
Vein of Gold  T 
Zigzag T,S 

The Monolith  


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Location: 61.82504, -149.24309 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Sounds cool and big, not that impressive, but definitely the biggest crag.

Getting There 

Drive all-the-way down Archangel Rd. till you hit the gate. Walk from here down the road, that leads you right to the Monolith

Climbing Season

For the Archangel Valley Sport and Traditional Climbing area.

Weather station 16.3 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',4],['5.8',0],['5.9',5],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['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 The Monolith:
Chickenhead   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Local Motion   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 150'   
The Slot   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Checkered Dog    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 75'   
Zigzag   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Orangutan Overhang   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   
Flakey    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 70'   
Center Slab Left   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Freedom Roof    5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 90'   
Vein of Gold    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 125'   
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Featured Route For The Monolith
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Orangutan Overhang 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : The Monolith
5.9 climb the corner 15' to the cruxy roof, pull the small roof up to a fixed nut. Continue up the crack then move on slabish chicken heads up to ledge.Belay out of the crack at top of bushy ledge. Continue up the corner past a loose-looking chockstone but feels stable, slab out right up to another small roof, pull the roof to a very awkward/dirty chimney or out right in a crack, grass at top and finish on two bolts and one piton, rap the route with two double ropes....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

Photos of The Monolith Slideshow Add Photo
Paul Wharton and Steve Garvey. Monolith, Checkered...
Paul Wharton and Steve Garvey. Monolith, Checkered...
did this new route in 1985, in this same area. doe...
did this new route in 1985, in this same area. doe...
Monolith, Vein of Gold 5.10c. First Ascent.
Monolith, Vein of Gold 5.10c. First Ascent.
The Monolith, Hatcher Pass, AK
The Monolith, Hatcher Pass, AK
Stee Garvey on Checkered Dog 5.9, Monolith.
Stee Garvey on Checkered Dog 5.9, Monolith.

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By Mat Brunton
Jun 1, 2015
The Monolith 5.9s are stout and seem harder than 5.10s I've done elsewhere including other areas of Hatcher, Chickaloon area, and the Seward Highway.
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