Monster In The Woods

A 400-foot monster in the woods of Oregon. Dod Route (III 5.11 or C2F) follows the obvious crack system up to bulging headwall below the final summit slabs.


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Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Oct 16, 2006 5:50 pm - Voted 10/10


Did you try this sucker? Scouting trip?


rpc - Oct 16, 2006 5:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wicked!

scouting trip as it turned out. ended up not being sufficiently prepared for it gear-wise.

Helluva sight!!
thanks for visiting Martin.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 16, 2006 7:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Wicked!

What gear didn't you have? I thought your guest bedroom was designated an official Outfitting Store by local merchants?


rpc - Oct 16, 2006 8:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wicked!

:) sent you a pm Brian.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Oct 16, 2006 5:52 pm - Voted 10/10


for the route page on this wicked piece...


rpc - Oct 16, 2006 5:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: waiting...

thanks Dow but it'll be a while before we hit it :)
Awsome looking tower though!!
thanks for visiting Dow.


Scott - Oct 16, 2006 5:59 pm - Voted 10/10

The Name of the Tower Turkey Monster.

I actually have an article on this one from back in the 1970's.


rpc - Oct 16, 2006 6:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The Name of the Tower

You're right about the name Scott.

You don't have a e-copy of that article do you? Would love to read that.
Thanks for stopping by.


Scott - Oct 16, 2006 6:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: The Name of the Tower

No, but it was in Summit, February 1976 issue.

Tower was first climbed in 1966 by E. Dodd, D. Jensen, and B. Pratt. After looking back at the article, it doesn't say that much about the Tower, only a nice photo and some interesting stats. Good luck if you find it online. Not sure where to get it.


rpc - Oct 16, 2006 6:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Woah!

Incredible sight indeed! You really don't see it (dense brush) till it's right there!
thanks for visiting.


rpc - Oct 16, 2006 6:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Shot!

Thanks J.
Definitely fun looking stuff.


RyanS - Oct 16, 2006 6:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice pic!

Is this another shot of the Monster?


rpc - Oct 16, 2006 6:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice pic!

Yeah - that's another shot of it.
Thanks Ryan!


RyanS - Oct 17, 2006 8:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice pic!

Any chance you have a Topozone link for this feature? Does it even show on a quad?


Dragger - Oct 17, 2006 6:17 pm - Voted 10/10

What does it go at?

Wow! Now that's a tantilizing tower. Any idea what it goes at Radek?


rpc - Oct 17, 2006 6:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What does it go at?

Thanks for visiting Carolyn.

Original (1966 rating) puts it at III 5.6 A3 (with lots of "giant bongs" employed....likely for pro and to calm the nerves of the FA party no doubt ;). Line has been freed by local hardmen (FFA 1970's) at reportedly III 5.11a (...shakey fixed pro and equally shakey belay anchors apparently). According to the author of the guidebook for the area, it can also be aided cleanly now. That's the easiest line on the tower. There are of course more nightmarish lines up to A4 :)


Dragger - Oct 17, 2006 8:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: What does it go at?

Ooooh, that does sounds tempting -- now if I could just find someone to lead the A3. Yooo hooo... Craig? :^)

But I can't tell where it actually is. Is it near the Monkey Face?


jtschanz - Oct 19, 2006 4:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Looks like the Menagerie!

Cool shot, Radek! I've seen this on the maps and been tempted to hike in and check it out. Pretty dramatic!


rpc - Oct 19, 2006 6:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like the Menagerie!

Thanks Jim! Yup, that's the place :)


corvallis - Nov 28, 2006 8:34 pm - Hasn't voted


the turkeys wild. if you do the dod route now you must bring a bolt kit, there are a few missing a on the last pitch, wich made it feel like new wave A3+ with the condition of the fixed pro. The aid Rating now is more like 5.9 A2+/C3, you could take some long falls. The only new bolt on the tower is at the P2 anchor. The fixed tent stake pitons are still there 25 years later.... mabey all the bail slings mean something. last time i was there i bootied 5 pitons 8 biners and various slings. we are planning to rebolt next year and will keep you psted. go get it!

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