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Greensprings Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.131, -122.4917 View Map  Incorrect?
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Easy access once you are there.

Getting There 

Take Greensprings Hwy (66) past Emigrant Lake 14.8 miles to Tyler Creek Road on the right. Follow Tyler Creek down a hill ~.25 miles, to pullout on right side. Trail will be on the left.
Approach is short, but steep with loose gravel.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Greensprings

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Greensprings:
Marge's Navel   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Razor Crack   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Greensprings
Rock Climbing Photo: Razor Crack, 5.9

Razor Crack 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  OR : Southwest Oregon : Greensprings
Rated 5.7 in Greg Orton's guide book. That is quite a sandbag! Or maybe a mistake since the topo on page 45 indicates the crack as a 5.12b. Most importantly, Razor Crack is the classic finger and hand crack of Ashland, Oregon. Morning shade is pleasant, even when Ashland's high temperatures are in the 90F range.There is poison oak, hidden amongst the Oregon grape where you may want to pile your rope. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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By Joshua Jones
From: San Tan Valley, az
Apr 7, 2013
Great climbing on polished granite. There are a lot of sport routes out here. For a more complete guide check out Greg Orton's guide book for the Rogue - excellent resource for Southern Oregon climbers.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Apr 27, 2013
I don't mean to be rude or unkind, but the rock at Greensprings is neither granite nor glacially polished. Orton's guide describes it as columnar basalt. I would agree that it is extrusive, but not basalt. The rock is very light colored for basalt, closer to rhyolite.

And, I agree with Joshua's main point; that there are a few cracks at Greensprings that provide some of Ashland's best training for slippery Yosemite cracks.
By David Chambers
Feb 8, 2015
Greesprings is columnar basalt. Bummed that the lovely 5.11c "Boys Who 'Aint French" isn't on here! (How do you add routes?)
By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Feb 8, 2015
Emailed you about how to add routes.

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