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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

77 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',5],['5.8',7],['5.9',7],['5.10',27],['5.11',20],['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:
Hissing Llamas   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   (3) Phoenix
Sky Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   (1) Northeast Face
White Satin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   (1) Northeast Face
Sunset Slab   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   (7) Flounder and Cod Rock
Wherever I May Roam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   (6) Northwest Face
Orion   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 85'   (1) Northeast Face
Phoenix   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   (3) Phoenix
Leper Messiah   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   (1) Northeast Face
JT's Route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   (3) Phoenix
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: The forgettable 1st pitch.

Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  OR : Smith Rock : ... : (1) Northeast Face
Another newer multipitch line on the NE face of the Smith Rock Group, Freedom has excellent climbing for the majority of the route and is a totally worthwhile adventure. P1 was forgettable, but every pitch after that featured stellar climbing on comparably good stone. While the rock quality isn't as good as the well-travelled single pitch classics, it's quite good, especially when compared with the routes around it. The position and movement are exceptional.P1: 10a, 20m. Scramble 20' up to t...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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