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The Hank Collins Memorial Wall

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The Hank Collins Memorial Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,716'
Location: 44.37601, -121.13523 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Hatzai on Oct 28, 2015

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  • "Hank Wall" 

    The Hank Collins Memorial Wall is located to the right side base of The Monument at Smith Rock State Park. This 160' free standing monolith holds some of the newest moderate to harder lines here at Smith Rock. A once undeveloped diamond in the rough, the lines that have been revealed on this wall are sure to please any crowd. A distinct roof feature located in the center of the wall and a smooth marble-like texture of the rock adds a unique quality to all of the routes located on this wall. The main head wall contains three 100' technical 4star routes. Alongside the techy vertical routes found on the steep slab, two thuggy overhanging routes have been installed on the upper spire as well. Short and powerful, these two lines pack a punch and are sure to please. Hank Wall now sports five new and unique 5.12's here at Smith Rock.


    Turn right at the bridge and enjoy the amazing views of the northern side of Smith Rock. This side of the park is definitely less traveled and less populated on any given day at Smith.

    To hike to The Hank Collins Memorial Wall, several paths have been cleared while walking towards The Monument and surrounding areas. While walking up river on the river path, look for a very large Ponderosa Pine with two distinct entrances at the base of the tree. There are two pines with simliar entrances, you are looking for the second, larger Ponderosa Pine with more defined entrances and is the second one you will encounter while walking along the river trail (hiking up stream). Follow the defined trail up approximately 25 yards and turn right onto a newly built trail that leads directly to The Hank Collins Memorial Wall.

    There are several seemingly walkable paths that lead to the wall. These are washed out water trails. Do not walk up these please!!! Please stay on the designated path to help with hillside erosion.

    Morning shade, Evening shade

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 7.6 miles from here

    9 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Hank Collins Memorial Wall

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Hank Collins Memorial Wall:
    Entry Fee    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
    The Good Die Young   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
    Hanky Panky   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
    A Big Tease    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
    Tommy TwoTone   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
    Sweet as Hank   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Hank Collins Memorial Route   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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    Featured Route For The Hank Collins Memorial Wall
    Rock Climbing Photo: high-stepping through the 2nd crux.

    Hank Collins Memorial Route 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 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

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    By tom E
    From: sisters or
    Oct 28, 2015
    first and foremost,,, both Hank and Alan are two great creatures,,, one is a dog,, that's Hank,, a real beautiful being ,,, Alan human amazing young gentleman,, both have hearts of gold!! Alan suffered a major tragic loss with Hank dying of porcupine quill damage.Alan can be very proud to have a heart so big, to love his dog and great friend so much.His routes on this wall will forever be a reminder to him of great times had with his fabulous Hank.

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