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(m) Smith Rock Group Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 450'
Location: 44.36688, -121.14098 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is a massive chunk of rock South of Asterisk Pass. One of the tallest portions of rock in the park, it host a fine collection of old school and modern multi-pitch climbs. There has been a fair amount of route development here in the past several years. The crag is logically broken into several different sections, from the east side from Asterisk Pass to around the corner to the west side at the base of opposite side of Asterisk Pass.

Getting There 

Depends greatly on what you want to climb.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.9 miles from here

73 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',5],['5.8',6],['5.9',6],['5.10',26],['5.11',19],['5.12',5],['5.13',1],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in (m) Smith Rock Group

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (m) Smith Rock Group:
Sky Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   (1) Northeast Face
Hissing Llamas   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   (3) Phoenix
Sunset Slab   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   (7) Flounder and Cod Rock
White Satin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   (1) Northeast Face
Wherever I May Roam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   (6) Northwest Face
Phoenix   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   (3) Phoenix
Orion   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 85'   (1) Northeast Face
JT's Route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   (3) Phoenix
Leper Messiah   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   (1) Northeast Face
Unforgiven Variation   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   (6) Northwest Face
Lost in Space   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   (1) Northeast Face
Kunza Korner   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   (5) Southern Tip
Llama Enlightenment   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   (2) Llama Wall
Fred On Air   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   (3) Phoenix
Entering Relativity   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   (2) Llama Wall
The Struggle Within (Start)   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   (2) Llama Wall
Blackened   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   (2) Llama Wall
American Nirvana   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   (2) Llama Wall
The Struggle Within   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 500'   (1) Northeast Face
Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   (1) Northeast Face
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Featured Route For (m) Smith Rock Group
Rock Climbing Photo: Kathryn on pitch 2

Wherever I May Roam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  OR : Smith Rock : ... : (6) 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. Pitch 3: 5.9Move up and left to a small ledge just ...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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