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Areas in Monument Area

(1) Victoria Tower 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
(2) London Tower 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
(3) Big Ben Tower 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
(4) Puddy's Tower 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
(5) The Monument 2 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
(6) Anglin's Buttress 2 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Access Issue: Golden Eagle Closures in the Monument Area Feb-Aug Details

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 past few years has seen increased development and various new 5.11-12 single pitch sport climbs have been put up at the base of some of the formations. 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Monument Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 29
Lounger
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 31
Approaching The Twilight
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Praying Mantel
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
Entry Fee
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
The Good Die Young
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Deception Arete
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Tombstone Crack
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Anglin n' Danglin'
Sport 5 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Star Crunch
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
Breathing in Aether
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
A Big Tease
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
A Little Seduction
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Sweet as Hank
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Hank Collins Memorial Route
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Tommy TwoTone
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lounger (5) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 29
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Approaching The Twilight (5) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 31
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Praying Mantel (5) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Entry Fee (5) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Good Die Young (5) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Deception Arete (6) Anglin's Buttress
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Tombstone Crack (5) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Anglin n' Danglin' (6) Anglin's Buttress
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
Star Crunch (4) Puddy's Tower
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Breathing in Aether (4) Puddy's Tower
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
A Big Tease (5) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
A Little Seduction (4) Puddy's Tower
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sweet as Hank (5) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Hank Collins Memorial Route (5) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Tommy TwoTone (5) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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