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Routes in The Monument Base Area

Abraxas T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Approaching The Twilight S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Bagpiping in the Buff S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lounger S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Moore, Please? S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Praying Mantel S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Snow Bunny S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tombstone Crack T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Access Issue: Golden Eagle Closures in the Monument Area Feb-Aug Details

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Morning Sun & Easy --> Challenging Routes

Getting There

Walk over the bridge, go right and stay low, then, when approaching a pole (with no markers at time of writing) turn left and follow the path.

The Monument Base Area is a fairly clear area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Monument Base 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
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Snow Bunny
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
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
Tombstone Crack
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Abraxas
Trad 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lounger
 29
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Snow Bunny
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Approaching The Twilight
 31
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Praying Mantel
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tombstone Crack
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Abraxas
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
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Nate Ball
Portland, OR
Nate Ball   Portland, OR  
Don't expect to find solitude here. This place is likely to be banging on any decent autumn or winter day before the six-month closure. This is a great spot to knock out some short, moderate sport routes but expect to cue if you don't get here early. There are also good moderates at Victoria and Big Ben Tower areas, and possibly more going in to the right.

Finally, Tombstone Crack is not in the base area, but if there are climbers on it then there may be debris coming down. Be aware - both if you're going up or if you're climbing at the base - to communicate this to any relevant parties BEFORE committing to either. Nov 15, 2017

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