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Big Ben Tower Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Max Tepfer on Jan 18, 2013


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  • Description 

    Big Ben faces pretty much due south and, as a result, picks up lots of sun. It's also shrouded in obscurity so you'll likely be the only person there when you go. With a handfull of cragging routes at the base and two full length routes to the summit, it has a lot to offer anyone who doesn't mind the occasional (or not so occasional) creaky hold.

    Getting There 

    Approach as for Monument Area.

    Climbing Season

    For the (v) Monument Area area.

    Weather station 7.6 miles from here

    5 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Big Ben Tower

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Ben Tower:
    You Break It You Buy It   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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    Featured Route For Big Ben Tower
    Rock Climbing Photo: Big Ben.  Alpen Symphony climbs right up the gut o...

    Alpen Symphony 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Big Ben Tower
    Pitch one: 5.6 or 5.10a. Either climb a mellow slab to the base of pitch two, (we didn't) or climb Dead Baby Bubbas (10a) on the left to access the same point. DBB feels hard for 10a and wasn't that awesome. Definitely some choss. (the slab might be a better option)Pitch two: 5.12a. Spectacular, hard, cryptic, and very, very atypical of Smith climbing. Start up some easy choss and clip the first bolt. Two more bolts of easier stemming and palming lead to the fourth and final bolt. Clip the...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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