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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.
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 First Kiss 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 5 pitches, 450'
Groove Thing 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Groove Thing 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a OR : Smith Rock : Kiss of the Lepers Buttress
When Allen Watts says secretive, He means it. Looking for this route left me cursing Watts's name but when I found it at the top of a gully it was amazing. The bottom half of the route is stemming in a smoothed tube, similar feature as Hydrotube up at Flagstone. Great protection. The top is a pile. The top becomes the crux not because the moves are difficult but because I am not sure the bots could take a fall. Although the top is foreboding it is a must do route at Smith. ...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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