Elevation: 3,048 ft
GPS: 44.372, -121.143 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JohnK on Aug 24, 2006
Admins: Kevin MP, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
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Access Issue: Kiss of the Lepers Buttress Closed Feb 1 - July 15, 2020 for Prarie Falcon nesting. Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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
 199
First Kiss
Sport 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Groove Thang
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
French Kiss
Sport 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
The Climb
Sport, TR 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
First Kiss
 199
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 5 pitches
Groove Thang
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
French Kiss
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
The Climb
 11
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, TR 4 pitches
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