I used a Bogen "pro" monopod with a Bogen/Manfrotto 3232 tilt head, until I sold it (I wasn't using it as much as I thought). I think the monopod model was the 3218. It was strong and tall, should be tall enough for you. I attached a spare Kirk (Arca-Swiss compatible) screw clamp to the top of the tilt head. The only real complaint I had was that the aluminum legs were a bit noisy and I had to be careful extending it to avoid making a racket.
The Bogen/Manfrotto tilt head is $20 new, last I checked. It doesn't have a tension setting though, it is just loose or tight.