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Submitted By: willyrocks on Aug 4, 2010
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This is a great trad and sport crag located near Alsea, Oregon. With 30 routes 5.6-5.10d half traf half sport, this is a great place to visit if you live in Corvallis or surrounding areas.

Getting There 

As we are not quite done with development I ask you send me a message for directions.

Climbing Season



Weather station 16.5 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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By willyrocks
From: Corvallis, OR
Mar 1, 2011
Hi P-Dub. The ODOT site you posted in your picture is certainly not the Alsea wall. Keep lookin!
By willyrocks
From: Corvallis, OR
Mar 2, 2011
P-Dub

I was warned by others about your intentions, and how you've been a huge ass hole to many people in the area. I was told by P. Franzen you had been banned from MP.com, so I'm surprised to see you back. Anyways I think it should be obvious why I have no desire to help you.

Willy
By 1694kyle
From: Seattle, Washington
May 21, 2011
I'm interested in finding this area too. Can anyone PM me and share some directions?
By Kenon
May 29, 2011
I'm afraid Willy's the one at fault here..

"we found this really sweet place that's really close with cool routes, but we're not going to tell you where it is, even though that's why this site is around"
By IsaiahZ
From: Corvallis, OR
May 31, 2011
Been trying to get the info from willyrocks for the last two months. If anyone has any info please pm me.
By 1694kyle
From: Seattle, Washington
Jun 4, 2011
Hey PDub,

Do you have any info on druid stones? Is it just bouldering?
By Sidetracked
From: Corvallis, Or
Feb 13, 2012
If anyone can share some directions to the illusive 'alsea wall' I'd love to check it out, please PM..... I've been waiting on a resoponse from willy for a while now )-; Thanks!
By Shapp
May 31, 2012
Willy hooked me up, pretty sweet area.
By BighornAdams
Jun 4, 2012
Hey WIlly, you think you can share some knowledge? I live up in Independence and would love to find a sweet place to climb nearby. If there's more to be done in terms of developing the place, I'm all in.
By David Mehr
From: Salem, OR
Sep 14, 2012
Hey climbers of the PNW. If anyone has got some info on this area I'd like to get the run down. Better yet anyone that knows how to get there want to come climb?
By Shapp
Oct 16, 2012
It appears as if someone has taken a few new hangers off some routes and replaced them with some old homemade jobs, can anyone confirm or deny this? Also looks like someone is cleaning and working the steep finger crack on the left side, looks pretty stout!
By nathansolak
Dec 16, 2012
I live in alsea, i would also love to get the beta on this area, if it exists. I have found a few good boulder problems in the area, not quite worth sharing as they are out there. Perhaps there could be a trade of info?
By Shapp
Jan 11, 2013
This crag is on private timber land, a gate was open to it for a fairly long period of time for an ongoing harvest, which has since finished. The gate is almost always closed, which means a several mile uphill mt bike ride for access.
By Robin like the bird
From: mountain center ,CA
Apr 8, 2014
Hey I am wondering if anyone could give me a hint to where this place is at. Not looking to take away from anyones FA, just looking for a close place to climb on actual rock from Corvallis. Like Maybe we can post the road that will lead to the wall, so the adventures soul could try to go find the wall
By Brok
Jul 2, 2014
Hello everyone,

Can someone email me directions to the Alsea Wall? I wrecked my car on Mt Bachelor this past winter so I am limited to bike touring, the Alsea wall is close to Corvallis so I'd love to ride there for some climbing.

Any help is appreciated, thank you!
By Brian Hartland
Jul 18, 2014
Hi Alsea Wall seekers.

I believe Alsea Wall to be a fabrication. As many of you know, our FA willirocks has not contributed to this forum since 2010. He will not respond to requests for directions to the location. The climbs looks great, but not if they exist as pictures only.

This spring, I spent a full day driving all the roads around Alsea trying to find the wall. I have talked to locals who grew up in Alsea. I have spent hours on Google Earth and USGS topo maps. All in vain.

I suspect the rocks are real, but I question that they are in the Alsea, Oregon valley. If our FA willirocks hasn't responded to requests or posted any information on the wall in 4 years, I think it safe to say that this elusive wall is busted... If an FA takes more than four years to complete, you have to question the priorities.

That my two cents.

Brian, Corvallis
By Shapp
Jul 25, 2014
This Brian Hartland emailed me this week about the Alsea wall. I was out of town guiding rafting trip and just got back. He posted his theory about the fabrication before I responded to his email. I posted the photos and I posted the access updates. The wall does indeed exist. It is on private land and way behind a locked gate. You need permission to access it. There are all kinds of areas you can't see on google earth due to shadeing. Same is true for this small crag. This place was found through flying in a plane. Hope you don't plan on being a detective. It isn't by Alsea the town at all. It is in the Alsea River basin. It would take you weeks to drive all the forest roads in the Alsea basin. The real funny thing is, even if you could have driven the road to the crag trail, you can't see the crag from the road anyway.
By Ally McBeal
Aug 4, 2014
willyrocks = Shapp = conmen.
Sure, the rocks are in Alsea......no, the rocks are in the Alsea Valley.....but, no....the rocks are on private property.......and they can't be seen from the road......you need an airplane to see them. Maybe you need special 3-D glasses and a decoder ring?
This reminds one of Frederick Cook's claim of climbing Mt. McKinley and his Fake Peak photos.
Brian says Alsea Rocks are a fabrication......+1.
An administrator should pull the post for the area.
By Shapp
Aug 5, 2014
There are plenty of crags you can't see from the road. Willy happens to be a pilot. Many famous crags/routes have been found by flying around in planes. Many crags are on private land. Posting a map and giving directions to crags that are now closed to the public is 1) not ethical and 2) probably illegal. No one ever said the crag was in the town of Alsea. I have made several comments (not recently) on the evolving access. Maybe you can't read. The posting by 1 guy that drove around for a day and couldn't find the crag in the town of Alsea must be more credible. He made his post before emailing me first. One must wonder how dumb the guy must be or how hard the guy tried to find the crag before emailing the, the guy who actually has posted photos and access updates.

I suggest the moderators delete Ms McBeal and Mr. Hartland as they clearly can't read that the crag is currently not open to the public.
By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Aug 6, 2014
Quote "This is a great trad and sport crag located near Alsea, Oregon. With 30 routes 5.6-5.10d half traf half sport, this is a great place to visit if you live in Corvallis or surrounding areas."
If its not legal to visit, why post that?
I agree it should be taken down until access is opened, or at least the info edited to reflect that.