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(v) Monument Area Rock Climbing 

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  • 02/28/2015 to 08/31/2015: GOLDEN EAGLE CLIMBING CLOSURE MORE INFO >>>
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  • Description 

    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.

    Getting There 

    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.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 7.6 miles from here

    24 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in (v) Monument Area

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (v) Monument Area:
    Snow Bunny    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   The Monument Base Area
    Approaching The Twilight   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Monument Base Area
    Praying Mantel   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Monument Base Area
    A Little Tease   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The Hank Collins Memorial W...
    Entry Fee    5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Hank Collins Memorial W...
    Mossy Tits   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Victoria Tower
    You Break It You Buy It   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Big Ben Tower
    Tombstone Crack   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad   The Monument
    The Good Die Young   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   The Hank Collins Memorial W...
    Hanky Panky   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   The Hank Collins Memorial W...
    A Big Tease    5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Hank Collins Memorial W...
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    A Big Tease 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b OR : Smith Rock : ... : The Hank Collins Memorial W...
    A Big Tease is located at the center of The Hank Collins Memorial Wall to the right side base of The Monument at Smith Rock State Park. This route is a full 30 meter pitch with a variety of climbing styles and sections. The full 100' pitch offers a little bit of everything for everyone. Featuring a bouldery start, jugs, crack, roof, traversing, crimps, face climbing, spaced bolts and airy falls this climb has everything you want and nothing you don't... well, maybe another bolt or two! The climb...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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    By Chris Hatzai
    From: Bend, Oregon
    Mar 26, 2016
    Please respect the seasonal area closure of this climbing zone. The area will reopen to climbing when the birds fledge from their nests. That can happen as early as June and as late as August. The park service is great about reopening the areas back up to climbing as soon as all of the birds have fledged. Respect all marked signs restricting climbing please within the park. Thanks.

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