(v) Monument Area Rock Climbing
Looking toward the Monument Area from the Lower Go...
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.
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.
Weather station 7.6 miles from here
30 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Hank Collins Memorial Route 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Oregon
: Smith Rock
: ... : The Hank Collins Memorial W...
The Hank Collins Memorial Route rides straight up the most eye-catching feature on the wall. The beginning of the route starts on grey rock that is deceivingly solid. Big moves off small crimps lead to a prominent S-shaped dihedral followed by a scooping roof. Here is where the wall begins to be smooth as marble in most places. Work your way through the fun and cruiser moves of the dihedral and begin the 2 crux's, one after the other! Powerful moves and steep terrain lead to ...[more] Browse More Classics in Oregon
By Chris Hatzai
From: Bend, Oregon
3 days ago
The Monument and surrounding climbing areas are CLOSED for seasonal bird nesting.