Elevation: 2,698 ft
GPS: 44.376, -121.137 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Max Tepfer on Jan 18, 2013 with updates from Sam Bedell
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Approaching The Twilight
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Moore, Please?
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Praying Mantel
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Entry Fee
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
The Good Die Young
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Tombstone Crack
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Anglin n' Danglin'
Sport 5 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Star Crunch
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Breathing in Aether
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
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
 11
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
 6
Tommy TwoTone
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Animal Magnetism
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Approaching The Twilight (5) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Moore, Please? (5) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Praying Mantel (5) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 32
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Entry Fee (5) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Good Die Young (5) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tombstone Crack (5) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 7
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Anglin n' Danglin' (6) Anglin's Buttress
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
Star Crunch (4) Puddy's Tower
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Breathing in Aether (4) Puddy's Tower
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
A Big Tease (5) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 15
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…
 11
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…
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Animal Magnetism (5) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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