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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 multipitch climbs. There has been a fair amount of route development here in the past several years. The crag is logicaly broken into several different sections, East Face routes (White Satin), Northeast Face (Sky Ridge), Phoenix Buttress (described as it's own area on this site), The Southern Tip (Kunza Korner), The Northwest Face (Cull's in Space), Cod Rock (Sunset Slab) and The West Face (Wherever I May Roam).

Getting There 

Depends greatly on what you want to climb.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.9 miles from here

53 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',5],['5.9',8],['5.10',16],['5.11',13],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Smith Rock Group:
Sky Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   Northeast Face
Chalk Wave   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   Northwest Face
Sky Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Northeast Face
Adventurous 9904   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Northwest Face
White Satin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   East Face
Wherever I May Roam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   Northwest Face
Sunset Slab   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Cod Rock
White Satin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   Northeast Face
Sniffle Tower   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1     Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 500'   East Face
Lost in Space   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   Northeast Face
Kunza Korner   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Southern Tip
Llama Enlightenment   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Llama Wall
Thieves Like Us   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Northwest Face
European vacation   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 8 pitches, 600'   Northeast Face
Entering Relativity   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Llama Wall
Season's Change   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 6 pitches, 400'   Northeast Face
Eye of the Beholder   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Llama Wall
American Nirvana   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Llama Wall
Blackened   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Llama Wall
Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose (aka Freedom)   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 600'   Northeast Face
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Featured Route For Smith Rock Group
Kathryn on pitch 2

Wherever I May Roam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  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

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My wife backaiding the short bolt ladder on third pitch of Snibble Tower (July 2005).
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