(t) Kiss of the Lepers Buttress Rock Climbing
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Access Issue: Kiss of the Lepers Buttress Closed Feb-Aug Details
There are many closures due to raptor nesting with varying dates and specific boundaries. These generally effect The Monument, Kiss of the Lepers, Picnic Lunch Wall and/or Smith Rock group, and possibly elsewhere. These usually run from February to the beginning of August, but each closure is usually shorter than this, and is dependent on the birds' behavior. Check this site for details: smithrock.com/seasonal-clos…
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 [Edit]
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at (t) Kiss of the Lepers Buttress
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