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(t) Kiss of the Lepers Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.37212, -121.14277 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JohnK on Aug 24, 2006
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Description 

ALL ROUTES ON KISS OF THE LEPERS BUTTRESS ARE CLOSED FROM FEBRUARY 1ST TO AUGUST 1ST OF EACH YEAR DUE TO FALCONS. - 2/8/16

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.3 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in (t) Kiss of the Lepers Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (t) Kiss of the Lepers Buttress:
First Kiss   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 5 pitches, 450'   
Groove Thang   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Groove Thing   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: JohnK leading the first pitch of The First Kiss,

First Kiss 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  OR : Smith Rock : (t) Kiss of the Lepers Butt...
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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