Rotten Monolith

Elevation: 10,200 ft
Prominence: 200

Climbing and access information for this formation is found on page 169.


This formation was first climbed by Fred Becky and Louis Stur in 1961. There, to my knowledge, has been any other published accounts of ascents. I suspect, it may have only been climbed once.

Rotten Monolith from Mount Iowa.

Rotten Monolith from Mount Iowa.

There are a number of potential lines on this 500 foot face. While Becky and Stur encountered rotten granite, it appears this face has better rock.

There are a number of potential lines on this 500 foot face. While Becky and Stur encountered rotten granite, it appears this face has better rock.

Rotten Monolith from Redfish Lake Creek

This view is looking up toward the cirque below Braxon. Braxon is on the left and its east ridge runs down from the summit from top right to the left. Rotten Monolith sits behind the ridge, farther to the north.

Rotten Monolith from the Braxon summit.

Rotten Monolith from the Braxon summit. This shot shows the west face climbed by Becky and Stur in 1961.

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1961
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: West Face (Class 6)
  • Party: Fred Becky and Louis Stur.

Longitude: -114.9942   Latitude: 44.0957

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