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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

    Weather station 7.6 miles from here

    5 Total Routes

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

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