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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 Finger Jack, Puddy's Tower, The Cornerstone, The Monument, The Hank Wall, and Anglin's Buttress.

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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.
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Tombstone Crack
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 97
Tuesday’s Gone
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 35
Anglin n' Danglin'
Sport 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 41
Star Crunch
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 55
Castles Made of Sand
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 45
Pure Sugar
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 45
Breathing in Aether
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 36
A Big Tease
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Country Rhoads
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
A Little Seduction
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 37
Sweet as Hank
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Rot-Punkt Funk
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 12
Tommy TwoTone
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 19
Animal Magnetism
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 7
Frogger
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tombstone Crack (7) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 12
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Tuesday’s Gone (7) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 97
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Anglin n' Danglin' (8) Anglin's Buttress
 35
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
Star Crunch (6) Puddy's Tower
 41
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Castles Made of Sand (7) The Monument > Monument Base Area
 55
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pure Sugar (6) Puddy's Tower
 45
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Breathing in Aether (6) Puddy's Tower
 45
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
A Big Tease (7) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 36
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Country Rhoads (5) Little Three Fing…
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
A Little Seduction (6) Puddy's Tower
 21
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sweet as Hank (7) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 37
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Rot-Punkt Funk (5) Little Three Fing…
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Tommy TwoTone (7) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 12
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Animal Magnetism (7) The Monument > Hank Collins Memorial…
 19
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Frogger (5) Little Three Fing…
 7
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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