(5) Shakespeare Cliff Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Shakespeare Wall
More good basalt columns.
This is the furthest upstream wall in the Lower Gorge.
Climbing Season For the East Side area.
Weather station 7.1 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in (5) Shakespeare Cliff
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (5) Shakespeare Cliff:
Ophelia 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Othello 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Sauron 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Azog 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Puck 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For (5) Shakespeare Cliff
Measure for Measure 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a OR
: Smith Rock
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The only bolted line on the Shakespeare Cliff. A fun start pulling over the roof gets harder as you climb up. The route starts working the left side of the arete but works both sides as the column narrows at the top. The crux comes at the 2nd to last bolt where blank arete slapping and lousy feet lead to a desperate clipping hold. Looking for others input so we can get this route information more accurate...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
May 14, 2012
This is the PERFECT crag for developing your trad chops. Excellent routes that deserve to be well-maintained. You will generally find yourself all alone here, and you'll get lots of afternoon sun, which is nice in the colder months. The approach isn't bad either, as the river can be crossed easily from the west side in all but highest of flows just below the cliffs.