This east facing wall is a popular locale on warmer days as it becomes shaded around noon. Previously routes were constricted to the area around the classic Phoenix (10.a). In the last few years however there has been a flurry of development in this area and between Phoenix and Asterik pass.
Continue on the river path past the trails leading up to the dihedrals and asterik pass. As the trail turns south look for a climbers trail up to the right (west) leading up to the reddish colored rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Phoenix:
Hissing Llamas 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Phoenix 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 90 feet
JT's Route 5.10b Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Fred On Air 5.10c/d Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
License To Bolt 5.11b Sport, 1 pitch, 75 feet
Featured Route For Phoenix
Phoenix 5.10a OR : Smith Rock : Phoenix
Arguably the finest 5.10a in the park, the Phoenix has great moves, high quality rock, and bolts just where you need them. This climb combines several powerful moves with a classic crimpy crux. A cam or nut may be placed down low as the first bolt is a bit exposed. ...[more] Browse More Classics in OR