Aaron on what we call Careers and Kids V4... huge ...
Like Broughton Bluff and Rocky Butte, Carver is a popular Portland crag. It's a bit more of a drive from the downtown area than the other crags but it's still popular on the weekends and after work in the summer. It is comprised of a single cliff band approximately 80ft. high with a bunch of boulders scattered on the hillside below.
This area is located in the small town of Carver, Oregon. From the Portland area take I-205 South towards Clackamas and get off at Exit 12A (watch for signs to Hwy. 212 East). Take 212 for approximately 3 miles until 224 splits off to the right to Carver. Go through town and veer right to cross the bridge over the river. Take a left at the 'T' intersection on the far side of the bridge.
There are two options for parking: The first is a small pullout on the right immediately after the bridge. There is room here for around 3 cars and a small trail leads directly to the boulder field from here. The other option is the large parking lot next to the river about 100m down the road on the left. There is a $3 fee to park here on weekends and hollidays. DO NOT park on the left (river) side of the road! Park only in the small pullout on the right or the big parking lot.
It is preferable to take the main trail and not the one leading up from the small pullout. It's a very well-maintained and engineered trail, and it'd be best not to have too many people bushwacking up through the forest.
Weather station 6.1 miles from here
66 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Carver
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Night Vision 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c OR
: Portland & The Gorge
: ... : Rockgarden Wall
Begin just left of the Sanity Assassin Off width. Climb a easy dihedral to a big flake. Jam Or Layback the flake until you get under the bulge. Clip a bolt then make some powerful moves on good holds over the bulge. Some laid down climbing leads to a moderate rest. Next is the crux, either go straight up on small holds, or reach out left to the sloping arete until you reach a jug. Clip a piton, then make some balancy Tip jams that lead to a small ledge below the anchor.The second pitch is 5.9 tr...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
BETA PHOTO: Map of the Carver area. The dotted lines are the ...
From: Portland OR
Jul 11, 2010
DO NOT PARK IN THE SMALL PULLOUT BELOW THE TRAIL.
Yesterday, every single car parked there had a $40 ticket. Pay the $3 to park in the big lot. If it is full (like yesterday), you can find free parking on Hattan Road, just past the big parking lot. Just a heads up. Someone driving by told me police love to give tickets to those parked on the shoulder, and he was right!
May 5, 2011
Went to Carver for the first time last weekend. We just parked in the Inn parking lot. The owner was there and said parking was free, just park in the back corner gravel lot. No need to pay $3 for the river lot.
By another Chad
May 14, 2012
Spoke with Mr. Rosenbaum briefly on Saturday. He let us know (very nicely I might add) that hes wanting climbers to park somewhere other than the Stone Cliff In parking lot after 5pm. This includes the back lot. That is unless you plan on having dinner at the restaurant.
Jul 7, 2012
You can now purchase Carver climbing cards at the Source Climbing Center in downtown Vancouver. Make sure you go to this website first carverclimbingclub.org and fill out the waiver to take with you when you go to get a card.