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Kiss of the Lepers Buttress

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Submitted By: JohnK on Aug 24, 2006
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Description 

The Kiss of the Lepers Buttress is the distinct formation due north of Monkey Face featuring three huge blocks that staircase up from the river.


Getting There 

After a long hike from the parking lot to where the trail forks at the west base of Monkey Face take the hikers trail downhill and north, descending slightly, until you reach the base of the first major formation - the beginning of Kiss of the Lepers Buttress.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kiss of the Lepers Buttress:
The First Kiss   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 5 pitches, 450'   
Groove Thing   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Kiss of the Lepers Buttress
JohnK leading the first pitch of The First Kiss,

The First Kiss 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  OR : Smith Rock : Kiss of the Lepers Buttress
The First Kiss is a creatively constructed, fully bolted multi-pitch route tucked off in the northern most reaches of the park. The route has five pitches but, by linking the first two pitches, it can be done in four (but not recommended). All anchor stations have two bolts. Be aware that due to the locations of the anchor stations communication can be challenging - especially if there is a breeze blowing and/or if you've linked the first two pitches - and rope drag can be a problem on much of...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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