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By Greg Coulter
Aug 20, 2007
|This area is BEAUTIFUL!!!! The views are amazing and the area is very clean. The no climbing signs are clear yet they should be a bit bigger. The trail going past the no-climb are is overgrown and it may be a good idea to move it a bit downhill to avoid that area all together. Some of the routes are very mossy but overall the area is amazing!!!!|
Jul 31, 2008
Lots of moss growth on some of the walls/routes. Not much loose rock, but the belayer would probably appreciate a helmet for some of the rock/moss/sand detritus that inevitably gets knocked loose. Sunglasses to keep the moss out of the eyes is also a good idea.
Trail very dusty mid-summer. A kind soul left a tarp to help keep ropes dust free. Necessary to keep your rope even semi-clean.
P.S This place is amazing. Innumerable thanks to the developers.
From: Salt Lake
Aug 4, 2009
This area is decent at best with a lot of potential. Why are you locals trying to hide this??? Some more traffic would go a long way in a place like this for cleaning it up some more.
A surprising amount of newly bolted moderate routes, and plenty of cracks. Don't miss the right fork on the trail to head up to the crag.
From: Corvallis, Oregon
Jul 26, 2012
less concern on the hiding tip - its in a guide! - northwestoregonrock.com
Its a quality spot and the publishing is a good transtion for the area.
Jul 27, 2012
|this area was published in the 2006 Falcon guide for Oregon- check google books if you don't want to pony up for the paper version.|
By Nate Ball
From: Taipei, TW
Sep 13, 2014
This is a sweet-ass trad zone. Views of Mt. Hood's elusive east side and the rushing Hood River below. Splitter basalt columns an hour-and-a-half from Portland. Unknown predecessors have already put up a score of great climbs which are badly in need of some TLC. A crew of us will hopefully be doing some work up there in the next few months - fortifying trails, cleaning cracks, trundling widow-makers, and putting in new lines. If anybody has any questions or knows who to contact about this, please let me know.
Traditionalists, expect good things to come!