Elevation: 2,701 ft
GPS: 44.376, -121.135 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jon Rhoderick on Sep 8, 2013 with improvements by Jason Chinchen
Admins: Kevin MP, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
Access Issue: Golden Eagle Closures in the Monument Area Feb-Aug Details
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Nesting Closures Details

Description

The biggest tower in the Monument Area. The base has some great moderate sport routes, perfect for a beginner group.  Starting in 2015 there has been considerable development of harder sport routes on either side of the base. Leave the ground and the adventure begins, loose rock and old bolts abound, as well as the legendary Tombstone Crack.

Gets decent morning shade and late evening shade

Getting There

Take a right at the bridge and follow the trail.  Just past the second large Ponderosa Pine (not the one with the bench), pick up a trail and head for the biggest tower.

43 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Monument

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 41
Snow Bunny
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 37
Approaching The Twilight
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Moore, Please?
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Praying Mantel
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
Entry Fee
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
The Good Die Young
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 33
Imposter Complex
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Time Step
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Tombstone Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
Wisdom Teeth
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 16
Castles Made of Sand
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
A Big Tease
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 22
Sweet as Hank
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Hank Collins Memorial Route
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Tommy TwoTone
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Snow Bunny Monument Base Area
 41
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Approaching The Twilight Monument Base Area
 37
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Moore, Please? Monument Base Area
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Praying Mantel Monument Base Area
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Entry Fee Hank Collins Memorial…
 41
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Good Die Young Hank Collins Memorial…
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Imposter Complex Monument Base Area
 33
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Time Step Monument Base Area
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tombstone Crack Monument Base Area
 9
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Wisdom Teeth Cornerstone Buttress
 23
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Castles Made of Sand Monument Base Area
 16
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
A Big Tease Hank Collins Memorial…
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sweet as Hank Hank Collins Memorial…
 22
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Hank Collins Memorial Route Hank Collins Memorial…
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Tommy TwoTone Hank Collins Memorial…
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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