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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.1 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['5.10',7],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Side:
Ophelia   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Shakespeare Cliff
Sauron   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Shakespeare Cliff
Hand Job   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Hand Job Wall
Original Sin   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Hand Job Wall
Much Ado About Nothing   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Shakespeare Cliff
Master Looney   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Arrington Columns
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Featured Route For East Side
Much ado

Much Ado About Nothing 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Shakespeare Cliff
Great crack climbing followed by an exciting roof make this a highly memorable climb.Start in a obvious crack just left of a flat face and right of a bolted column. Climb pleasant 5.9 hands with face holds up to a two bolt anchor with green chains...but don't stop there.Clip the anchor and work up and into the roof above. Climb a finger crack through the roof to a nice ledge above with a bolted anchor. Best to belay from above and rap off....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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By Ian McEleney
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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.