This area known in the winter time for its skiing hosts several small granite peaks as well other outcropping. In the summer time the lakes thaw out and provide fishing and cold swimming. Once July rolls around everything is pretty well trawed out and rock climbing is possible. During the winter and spring months snow climbing and a bit of ice can be found. Avalanche danger is present though.
Historical Notes: During the early 70s Dave Jenson along with Mead Hargis and Dave Coughlin or solo did several routes on Lee's Peak and Lakes Lookout. Occasionally some of their old pins can be found to the left of the Ramp Route on Lee's Peak.
Lute Jerstad (Total Adventure Company) ran rock climbing seminars and adventure camps at Anthony in the early 70s. Ross Petrie, who then was managing Anthony, was trying to generate summer business which was how this venture came about. Bolts from their climbs can be found around Hoffer Lakes.
(Source Dave Jensen)
In 1971 John McCormick, Dick Pooley, and Dave Nelson did some climbing on Lakes Lookout.
(Source Wy'east Climber 1971)
From the town of North Powder, take Exit 285 off Interstate 84 and follow "Anthony Lakes" signs 21 paved miles west on what becomes Road 73.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
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Featured Route For Anthony Lakes
Ramp Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b OR
: Northeastern Oregon
: ... : Lee's Peak
This is the ramp on the north facing side of Lee's Peak and can be seen from Anthony Lake. Often holds snow late into the summer but can be by-passed by climbing on the face ramp of the ramp rather than in the corner. Three easy pitches of climbing can be found on the ramp. The second pitch which moves around a block can be challenging if water is present. Pro is solid but may be well spaced. The crack on the right side starts out quite large but narrows as it goes up....[more] Browse More Classics in OR
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Peter Franzen
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 14, 2007
I've heard rumors of granite bouldering out in this area. Is that a possibility?
By Allen Sanderson
Aug 15, 2007
There is granite bouldering. We did some above Hoffer Lake as I remember (it has been a long time - 20+ years ago). One boulder I remember had a fun face 10-15' high with a nice flat sandy landing. Just have to poke around. The current locals have put much more recently.