Elevation: 2,634 ft
GPS: 44.373, -121.138 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Max Tepfer on Jan 18, 2013 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Kevin MP, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
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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 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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 42
Snow Bunny
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 37
Moore, Please?
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Praying Mantel
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Entry Fee
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 38
The Good Die Young
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 35
Imposter Complex
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Time Step
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Lava Lanes
Sport 4 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Tombstone Crack
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
Star Crunch
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 17
Castles Made of Sand
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 21
Breathing in Aether
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
A Big Tease
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Country Rhoads
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 22
Sweet as Hank
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Snow Bunny (7) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 42
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Moore, Please? (7) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 37
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Praying Mantel (7) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Entry Fee (7) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 42
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Good Die Young (7) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 38
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Imposter Complex (7) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 35
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Time Step (7) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lava Lanes (8) Anglin's Buttress
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 4 pitches
Tombstone Crack (7) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 9
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Star Crunch (6) Puddy's Tower
 19
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Castles Made of Sand (7) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 17
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Breathing in Aether (6) Puddy's Tower
 21
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
A Big Tease (7) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Country Rhoads (5) Little Three Fing…
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sweet as Hank (7) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 22
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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