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(v) Monument Area Rock Climbing 


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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]
    ['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',10],['5.11',1],['5.12',7],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Hank Collins Memorial W...
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    Featured Route For (v) Monument Area
    Rock Climbing Photo: high-stepping through the 2nd crux.

    Hank Collins Memorial Route 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  OR : Smith Rock : ... : The Hank Collins Memorial W...
    The Hank Collins Memorial Route rides straight up the most eye-catching feature on the wall. The beginning of the route starts on grey rock that is deceivingly solid. Big moves off small crimps lead to the prominent S-shaped dihedral followed by a scooping roof. Here is where the wall begins to be smooth as marble in most places. Although the roof move is the hardest individual move on the route, don't let your guard down on the imposing headwall....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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