Skip to Content

The Green Monster

RSS FeedClick on "Routes" to subscribe to a RSS feed of all new routes added to this category. Click on "Ascents" for a RSS feed of all new ascents recorded in this category. Routes | Ascents

About The Green Monster:

For a rugged adventure, try taking an extended day trip to the Green Monster, the vegetated 129 foot cliff easily visible over a thousand feet below from the top of California Ridge. Start at the dry stream bed at the base of Underworld Rock and follow a steep trail a mile down valley until you come to a broad expanse of sculpted sandstone bedrock covered with ferns and watered by natral springs. From here, turn left and proceed another quarter mile uphill until you collide with...The Green Monster. There are a number of other mysterious climbs here too, further downstream on a gaint flat topped formations known as the Heliport, Despite many new obvious lines to bag, the 1400 foot hike out is certain to limit the populartity of this beutifull isolated valley. Beware Mt.lions do inhabit this remote region.
Note from mpbro: To give credit where credit is due...this description is copied, verbatim, from Bruce Morris's guidebook, Rock Climber's Guide to Skyline Boulevard, page 73, third edition. Note from morcomm: The Green Monster is within the CRSP Natural Preserve where "passive appreciation" is the preferred form of activity.
Approach Time:
Latitude, Longitude:
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Sandstone
Type of Climbing: Sport
Sun Aspect:


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Madrone Direct ** (1) 5.9 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Roof 5.10d 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Twin Oaks * 5.10b 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Unknown line??? 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Unnamed 5.10d * 5.10d 0

Topo Images

Madrone Direct **