Northeastern Oregon Rock Climbing
Steve Brown on Speechless 1985
This area is primarily located around the northeastern part of Oregon and centered around LaGrande. It recieves little attention but for the past thirty years there has been a small but active group of climbers in this area doing routes in the local crags and in the Wallowas.
There are now two state wide guides that include routes for Eastern Oregon. One is rather lacking and rather error prone (Falcon) the other is better (Mountaineers) but neither are complete. High Valley, Spring Mountain and several other Northeastern Oregon locations are featured in Tim Olsen's book Northwest Oregon Rock.
Contributors note - I have added place holders for several areas that I have climbed at and will be adding the routes over time. There are other areas that I will let others add in. Because there are many small areas I have placed them all under "Northeastern Oregon" rather than listing them individually and cluttering up the main page.
Oh yeah - Northeastern Oregon does not mean everything east of the Cascades :-).
Formerly contained an area called Elgin Wall, but this has been removed as the property owner does not allow climbing.
Get out the map
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
230 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',58],['2 Stars',55],['1 Star',44],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Northeastern Oregon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northeastern Oregon:
Featured Route For Northeastern Oregon
Momma's Boy 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b OR
: Northeastern Oregon
: ... : Mother's Day Wall
With powerful moves and a technical crux, this route is full-on from the first move. After the first two bolts, follow the good holds left to the third bolt and into the direct line. Milk the rest if you can find it; youll need to have some power left after the crux to hit the huge quartz-crystal jug!Note: There is one off-route bolt that was used to equip the start of the route. Dont bother trying to clip it, it wont help. Move left to the third bolt instead.History: After getti...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
Steve Brown and Dan Sherwood - Speechless - Elgin ...
Matterhorn Peak of Oregon. 9,826', the Wallowas.
Bouldering in Central Oregon
Elgin wall - Mark Kerns climbing
BETA PHOTO: Elgin Wall Center - Speechless can be seen at the ...
By Peter Franzen
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 14, 2007
I think it's a good idea to separate out Eastern Oregon into its own area. It's far enough from Portland/I-5 that most people probably aren't familiar with it so putting it all together isn't a bad idea.
I'm not a big fan of placeholders (Blitzo has some on this site that are still blank months after he originally put them in), but as long as you remember to go back and fill them in then go ahead and use them.
By ben rooney
Feb 2, 2011
thinking about taking a job in joseph this summer but might be contingent on rock climbing in area. Are their any places within an hour?
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Sep 23, 2014
All worthless comments deleted. In the future, please isolate such banality where it belongs... in the forums.
Spring Mountain, Wallowa Mountains, and Fiddler's Hell look great.
Please add GPS locations for High Valley, Anthony Lakes, and others. Also, routes in Matterhorn. Is Elgin Wall on private property?
This classification of routes into zone - such as "Northeastern Oregon" - is actually a great idea. I may do the same with the entirety of the Oregon database.