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Condor T 
European vacation T 
Evolution Theory T,S 
Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose T 
Hawks Nest S 
King Nothing S 
Lost in Space S 
Lycra S 
Season's Change S 
Sky Chimney T 
Sky Ridge T 
Snibble Tower T 
Struggle Within, The S 
White Satin T 
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Northeast Face  


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Elevation: 3,200'
Location: 44.36442, -121.14739 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Northeast Face of Smith Rock Group, including Sky Ridge, White Satin, etc.

Getting There 

To arrive at the NE Face, walk along the river trail past the main climbing areas, head up toward Asterisk Pass, then drop left for White Satin, up to the ridge for Sky Ridge (Class II-IV)

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['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 Northeast Face:
King Nothing   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sky Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Sky Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Hawks Nest   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
White Satin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Snibble Tower   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1     Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 500'   
Lost in Space   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   
European vacation   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 8 pitches, 600'   
Season's Change   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 6 pitches, 400'   
The Struggle Within   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 500'   
Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
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Featured Route For Northeast Face
Top of the third pitch.

The Struggle Within 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Northeast Face
Sometimes technical, sometimes powerful, this long and involved route is an exhilarating experience. The Struggle Within has great position, cool cruxes, requires power and endurance, has good protection, and has surprisingly good rock. It is composed of four pitches. All bolt recommendations are approximate:Pitch 1 (5.11a, 11 bolts + anchors). A mix of 5.9 to 5.10 stemming, laybacking, edging, etc. leads to a crux traverse to the left. Sequential enough that I had to downclimb out of my de...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

Photos of Northeast Face Slideshow Add Photo
Smith Rock Group, NE Face.  Freedom is on the Pillar climber's right of the large gully.  The crux arete is clearly visible on the right side of the tower at two third's height.
BETA PHOTO: Smith Rock Group, NE Face. Freedom is on the Pill...

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