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Adventurous 9904 
Bits and Pieces 
Chalk Therapy 
Chalk Wave 
Confused and Disfigured 
Fall For Anything 
My Little Pony 
Pocket Pool 
Stained 
Stand for Something 
Thieves Like Us 
Unforgettable Variation 
Wherever I May Roam 
Why Art Thou? 
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Northwest Face 


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Location: 44.36445, -121.1482 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on May 2, 2006
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Description 

The Northwest side of the Smith Rock Group is home to some long forgotten relics from eras past and to some heavily traveled newer routes. The formation itself is impressive being one of Smith's larger walls but unfortunately the rock quality is not so stellar. Many new routes have gone up in this area, most notably Wherever I May Roam.


Getting There 

Go over Asterisk Pass and turn left, walk a couple hundred feet and you're there.


14 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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 Northwest Face:
Why Art Thou?   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Chalk Wave   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Wherever I May Roam   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   
Chalk Therapy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fall For Anything   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Northwest Face
Kathryn on pitch 2

Wherever I May Roam 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Northwest Face
A good sustained climb at the 5.8/5.9 level that makes for an enjoyable few hours.Start by climbing Adventurous 9904 which is on a large pillar. From near Asterisk pass the pillar looks partially detached. Pitch 1: 5.8Romp up on knobs past several bolts to the top of the Pillar and belay.Pitch 2: 5.9Start by leaning over the chimney that separates the main wall and the pillar to clip a bolt then step across. Climb up and left to a belay anchor. There is another bolted line that goes straight up ...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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