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(t) Kiss of the Lepers Buttress Rock Climbing 


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ALL ROUTES ON KISS OF THE LEPERS BUTTRESS ARE CLOSED FROM FEBRUARY 1ST TO AUGUST 1ST OF EACH YEAR DUE TO FALCONS. - 4/15/15

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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Weather station 6.9 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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