The East side of the Lower Gorge contains a handful of basalt cliffs with plenty of worthy crack climbs. They're not quite the classics that are found on the West side and the long approach keeps away most climbers, but they're worth checking out.
Descend the main trail toward the river. Cross the bridge and follow a nice trail next to the river to the right. Make sure to stay near the river as alternate trails head to other areas of the park. Pass the student wall, a series of shorter columns, until you arrive at the longer columns of the lower gorge.
Weather station 7.1 miles from here
27 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Measure for Madness 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a OR
: Smith Rock
: ... : (5) Shakespeare Cliff
The only bolted line on the Shakespeare Cliff. A fun start pulling over the roof gets harder as you climb up. The route starts working the left side of the arete but works both sides as the column narrows at the top. The crux comes at the 2nd to last bolt where blank arete slapping and lousy feet lead to a desperate clipping hold. Looking for others input so we can get this route information more accurate...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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By Ian McEleney
From: at large
Dec 21, 2006
An easier way to get to the east side is to approach as for Cruel Sister and then cross the river. This works on and off throughout the year, depending on how much water is being diverted from the river. It avoids the unpleasant thrash between the So Lo and Windfall Walls.