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From anywhere in the area where there is a tree break you can see the rounded pinnacle called The Steeple perched like a malevolent bitch almost 1000' above on the ridge line above you overseeing the whole area.
From Portland, take I-205 to highway 224 towards Estacada. Go 22 miles past Estacada's only traffic signal, past mile marker 45 and make a right turn just BEFORE the road crosses a green bridge. From this turn, parking for the crag is just over 10 miles. After turning, you will immediately pass two turn-offs for Indian Henry state park camping on the left and hiker parking on the right. Go past milepost 2.5 where you will see a beaver pond. From here you are about a mile, as the crow flies, from the cliff. By car, you still have another 7.5 miles to go. The paved road will turn to gravel, stay right at all forks in the road staying on the better/more obvious road. This will keep you following National Highway development road 4620 (also called The Sandstone road) until it turns into road 4622. After 10 miles you will see a "road closed" sign on the right. Keep driving another mile until the road 4620 finally gets overgrown. There is a Y where the road is closed to the right and a big turn around area. Head up the overgrown road about 100 yrds and then bushwack up off the road to the left before the gully.
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Scott Peterson (Plaidman) did this route ground up. Sometimes Plaidman was solo, sometimes getting Rhonda or Rick to belay. Rick and Scott came back and freed it afterwards with Ricky snagging the leads on the cruxes and cruising them. Route is well bolted as the bolts are sturdy 1/2 x 5-1/2 Stainless steel and not runout. but pro is recommended for the first 60 feet which is a cruiser 5.7. A single 60 meter is all you need to rappel off. The rock is solid, sort of an andesitic cross between Sm...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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