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.
Go over Asterisk Pass and turn left, walk a couple hundred feet and you're there.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Northwest Face:
Wherever I May Roam 5.9 Sport, 5 pitches, 400 feet, Grade II
Stained 5.9 Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Fall For Anything 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Featured Route For Northwest Face
Wherever I May Roam 5.9 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