Pioneer Route, Monkey Face II 5.7 C1


Smith Rocks, Oregon, USA

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Avg time to climb route: 2-4 Hours
Approach time: 30 minutes
Descent time: 1 hour
Number of pitches: 5
Height of route: 350'
Monkey Face is likely Smith Rockís most well-known feature - a true desert tower with the uncanny likeness to this simian primate. For years Monkey Face has been the hot-bed of hard route activity at Smith Rocks, creating some of the nationís most difficult and most famous lines. The route of the first ascent of Monkey Face (the Pioneer Route) is a moderate, but exciting undertaking up this classic rock feature.
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Monkey Face - Pioneer Route II 5.7 C1 - Smith Rocks, Oregon, USA. Click to Enlarge
Liberty Crack is the left red line.
Photo: Joseph Puryear
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