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(v) Monument Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Max Tepfer on Jan 18, 2013
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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

    23 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['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:
    Lounger   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   The Monument Base Area
    Snow Bunny    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   The Monument Base Area
    Moore, Please?   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     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
    The Safe Zone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Victoria Tower
    Praying Mantel   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Monument Base Area
    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 PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Hank Collins Memorial W...
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    Tombstone Crack 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  OR : Smith Rock : ... : The Monument
    35M of perfect crack climbing with a monumental position. Getting to the base of the crack is a challenge, from above or below your in for an adventure. This crack would be a classic anywhere in North America. After climbing Tombstone climb the choss chimney above. There is no belay anchor. Due to rockfall hazards, do not attempt to access this climb if anyone is climbing below you....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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