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Great flow, great views, up and down but no long climbs. Near La Grande, OR
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North Eastern Oregon  

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Bouldering in Central Oregon


This area is primarily located around the north eastern 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.

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 "North Eastern Oregon" rather than listing them individually and cluttering up the main page.

Oh yeah - North Eastern Oregon does not mean everything east of the Cascades :-).

Getting There 

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Climbing Season

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

209 Total Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',41],['2 Stars',46],['1 Star',43],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Eastern Oregon:
Hawaiian Slab   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport   Spring Mountain
Bat Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Spring Mountain
Pod of God   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Spring Mountain
Chopper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Spring Mountain
Spring Fever   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   Spring Mountain
Flaked out   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Spring Mountain
Geophysical   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Spring Mountain
Epiphany roof   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Spring Mountain
Rally Race   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Spring Mountain
Black out   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Spring Mountain
Lorraine   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Spring Mountain
Mojo Rising   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Spring Mountain
Arthritis   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Spring Mountain
Dog Show   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Spring Mountain
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Featured Route For North Eastern Oregon
our route goes up the faces, directly right of the main summit

Barley Hurley Route 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  OR : North Eastern Oregon : Wallowa Mountains
Lots of moderate climbing, with three prime pitches of 5.9 hand cracks.The route has a few nice ledges on it, and climbs a buttress just east of the main south facing headwall. Once you reach the summit of the route, you can easily scramble across the ridge to the main head-wall summit. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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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: Taipei, TW
39 mins ago
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.