The Monument area is a lesser-visited part of Smith with a lot of adventurous routes (read: chossy) obscuring a few true gems tucked away in the towers. It's worth noting that even the gems are typically of a more adventurous nature than your average route. The area is comprised of the Cajun Cliff, Victoria Tower, London Tower, Big Ben, Little Three Fingered Jack, Puddy's Tower, The Monument, Liberty Bell, and Juniper Spire.
Take a right at the bridge following the Wolf Tree Trail. (route to the Marsupials) There are various trails branching off left to different towers as you go. Pick the one that looks like it's taking you to your destination.
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Featured Route For Monument Area
Alpen Symphony 5.12a OR : Smith Rock : ... : Big Ben Tower
Pitch one: 5.6 or 5.10a. Either climb a mellow slab to the base of pitch two, (we didn't) or climb Dead Baby Bubbas (10a) on the left to access the same point. DBB feels hard for 10a and wasn't that awesome. Definitely some choss. (the slab might be a better option)Pitch two: 5.12a. Spectacular, hard, cryptic, and very, very atypical of Smith climbing. Start up some easy choss and clip the first bolt. Two more bolts of easier stemming and palming lead to the fourth and final bolt. Clip the...[more] Browse More Classics in OR