The Monster Cave

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Let’s look at the new Monster Cave from Rogue.

Rogue Monster Cave with equipment full view
Rogue Monster Cave with equipment full view

Working out in your garage or home gym has many advantages. It gives you privacy, saves you money and time, keeps you safe, and prevents you from having contact with other people in this pandemic. But there’s also a downside to it. If you have plenty of gym equipment and accessories, there is also a possibility that they are taking most of your garage/space, and you can no longer maximize it. Seeing this dilemma, Rogue with Reflex Fitness (a Rogue subsidiary) created a complete integration of a power rack with modular storage and cable systems with the new Monster Cave.

Here are some of the styles we are going to look at:

Monster Cave (Black) The Monster Cave - It's a rack, it's storage, it's modular.
Rogue CT-1 Cable Tower (Black) Rogue CT-1 Cable Tower - Want the CT-1 but not the rest of The Monster Cave? You can get the Cable Tower separately.
Rogue LP-2 Lat Pulldown / Low Row (Black) The Rogue LP-2 Lat Pulldown / Low Row unit can also be purchased separately.
The Monster Lite Cave (Black) The Monster Lite Cave - The Monster Lite Cave is the lighter version of the Monster Cave with only 5/8″ hardware compared to the 1″ of the Monster Cave, making it more economical. They both use 3×3” 11-gauge steel with an MG Black finish and laser-cut holes spaced 2” on center.

Let’s dive in.

Monster Cave – Overview

The Monster Cave boasts of the combination of a Rogue Fold Back Monster Rack with “two” independent cable-pulley systems and a great deal of accessible storage capacity. This permits athletes to do cable crossover movements from both high and low positions, doing triceps pushdowns and curls, low pulls, lat pulldowns, etc., alongside barbell movements like the press, squat, and bench press. Because of the system’s compatibility with dozens of Monster add-ons and accessories, the customization options are limitless, making you unstoppable.

Rogue Monster Cave front view
Rogue Monster Cave front view

The Fold Back Rack in the middle of the rig is accessible as a full power rack with four uprights (in a 24″ or 30″ depth) and included strap safeties or as a standard 2-upright fold-flat in a 21.5″ or 41.5″ depth. You can select the height of the unit at either 90″ or 100″. You can also directly create additional space by folding the unit’s uprights inward using the handy hinge-and-pin system because of the power rack’s exclusive retractable design.

Rogue Monster Cave with kettle balls etc
Rogue Monster Cave with kettle balls etc

The Monster Cave is made of heavy-duty 3×3″ 11 gauge steel uprights with laser-cut holes (spaced 2″ on center), 1″ Black Zinc Monster hardware, Monster J-cups, and an MG Black finish. A laser-cut Rogue nameplate cross member is included standard, as is a Quick-Attach Pull-Up Bar. It is built in the USA and is made by Reflex Fitness, a commercial-grade fitness equipment manufacturer.

Other optional, compatible add-ons to The Monster Cave include:

Rack Storage Panels

Single Post Shelf

Kettlebell Shelf

43″ Monster Single Post Shelf (with Adjustable Dividers)

Monster Rack Mount Lat Pulldown Seat

Lat Pulldown Seat + Low Row Kit

Barbell Storage (Vertical, Horizontal, and 4-Bar Hanger)

Cable Handle Attachments (Webbing Press Down Handle, Leather Press Down Handle, Triceps Pressdown Attachment, Single Cable Handle, Stainless Lat Bar, Grip Triangle, Monster Grip Triangle)

Plate Storage Posts (Short and Long Monster Pins)

Monster LT-1 50 Cal Trolley & Lever Arm Kit

RM-3 Monster Strap Safety System 2.0 (24″ or 30” depth)

Monster Safety Spotter Arms 2.0

Rogue Monster Cave with ruckbag
Rogue Monster Cave with ruckbag

Here are two compatible options that you can add to your Monster Cave:

Rogue CT-1 Cable Tower

The Cable Tower is heavy-duty and is delicately polished from Rogue’s original designs with precision-machining and in-house testing by experienced, high-performance athletes. With its custom precision adjustments, the machine is versatile to users of any size and to a wide range of exercises. It also has 16 different height adjustment settings on a 180-degree swivel.

Rogue CT-1 Cable Tower stand alone pull down
Rogue CT-1 Cable Tower stand alone pull down

The 250 LB weight stack allows immediate adjustments to any skill level, with a 2:1 ratio in pull resistance and custom shrouds to avoid pinch points. Rogue Cable Tower is built with precision and offers an easily adjustable stand-alone column for a wide range of cable machine exercises, including rows, tricep pushdowns, curls, cable crossovers, and more.

Rogue CT-1 Cable Tower adjustable weight
Rogue CT-1 Cable Tower adjustable weight

Rogue LP-2 Lat Pulldown/Low Row

The Monster Lat Pulldown 2.0 allows users to directly shift from seated lat pulldowns and triceps pushdowns to a low row by merely switching their body position. The durable aluminum pulleys are an enhancement over the preceding nylon version, and both the pulleys and weight stack are now machined in-house at Rogue’s Reflex plant. The updated swing-arm style hip pad makes for effortless and straightforward custom adjustments.

Rogue LP-2 Low Row and Lat Pulldown machine
Rogue LP-2 is a very high quality Low Row and Lat Pulldown combo machine

The LP-2 includes a 16.5” long x 11.75” wide foam seat along with a new swing-arm style foam leg roller assembly (8 adjustment positions spaced 0.83”) and flip-down footpegs for the low row (8 adjustment positions spaced 2”). This means the machine can be easily customized to any athlete.

Rogue LP-2 Lat Pulldown Low Row wide foam seat
Rogue LP-2 Lat Pulldown Low Row wide foam seat

The Monster Lite Cave

Rogue The Monster Lite Cave with plates
Rogue The Monster Lite Cave with plates

The Monster Lite Cave is the lighter version of the Monster Cave with only 5/8″ hardware compared to the 1″ of the Monster Cave, making it more economical. They both highlight 3×3” 11-gauge steel with an MG Black finish and laser-cut holes spaced 2” on center.

Rogue The Monster Lite Cave vertical barbell
Rogue The Monster Lite Cave vertical barbell
The Fold Back Rack in the middle of the rig is available as a full power rack with four uprights (in a 24” or 30” depth) with included strap safeties or as a standard 2-upright fold-flat in a 21.5” or 41.5” depth. The height of the unit can also be selected at either 90” or 100”.
Rogue The Monster Lite Cave with balls and kettleballs
Rogue The Monster Lite Cave with balls and kettleballs
With the addition of the Monster Lite Cave’s new offset brackets, a 24” Rack Storage Panel can be assembled front-to-back on the outside of a slinger panel, granting added storage selections.
Rogue The Monster Lite Cave handles
Rogue The Monster Lite Cave handles

Monster Cave Review – In Summary

That’s our first look at The Monster Cave from Rogue.

The Monster Cave is the complete combination of a power rack with modular storage and cable systems. It enables excellent training adaptability with unlimited customization potential, plus the capability to store up many of your equipment and accessories. You no longer have to worry about all your equipment and accessories taking up most of your space.

Rogue Monster Cave double
Rogue Monster Cave double

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Rogue Monster Cave quarter view
Rogue Monster Cave quarter view

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