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(3) Big Ben Tower Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.37607, -121.13724 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Max Tepfer on Jan 18, 2013
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  • Description 

    Big Ben faces pretty much due south and, as a result, picks up lots of sun. It's also shrouded in obscurity so you'll likely be the only person there when you go. With a handfull of cragging routes at the base and two full length routes to the summit, it has a lot to offer anyone who doesn't mind the occasional (or not so occasional) creaky hold.

    Getting There 

    Approach as for Monument Area.

    Climbing Season

    For the (v) Monument Area area.

    Weather station 7.6 miles from here

    4 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in (3) Big Ben Tower

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (3) Big Ben Tower:
    You Break It You Buy It   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
    Alpen Symphony   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   
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    Featured Route For (3) Big Ben Tower
    Rock Climbing Photo: Three quarters the way up on You Break It You Buy ...

    You Break It You Buy It 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Oregon : Smith Rock : ... : (3) Big Ben Tower
    Crux is getting off the ground to the first bolt. The rest of the route is sustained.When the climber approaches the top and starts to traverse left, there is some loose rock. Belayer should stay as close to the wall as possible and wear a helmet.Would give this two stars after more traffic and most of the loose rock is cleared out....[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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