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Elevation: 3,051 ft 930 m
GPS: 44.37209, -121.14276
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Shared By: JohnK on Aug 24, 2006
Admins: Kevin Piarulli, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball
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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.

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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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Classic Climbing Routes at Kiss of the Lepers Buttress

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 303
First Kiss
Sport 5 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Groove Thang
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
You're Tearing Me Richard!
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
French Kiss
Sport 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b A0
 18
The Climb
Sport, TR, Aid 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
First Kiss
 303
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 5 pitches
Groove Thang
 28
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
You're Tearing Me Richard!
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
French Kiss
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
The Climb
 18
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b A0 Sport, TR, Aid 4 pitches
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