One of my favorite sport routes at the Alsea Wall, no spinners the the 6th route from the right, just to the right of an obvious hand crack. Climb more or less straight up past eight bolts with the crux reach at the 4th bolt. ...[more]Browse More Classics in OR
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.
By 1694kyle From: Seattle, Washington May 21, 2011
I'm interested in finding this area too. Can anyone PM me and share some directions?
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.
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!
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.