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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, ?? 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

54 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',5],['5.9',7],['5.10',16],['5.11',15],['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
Sky Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Northeast Face
Chalk Wave   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   Northwest 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'   Northeast Face
Sunset Slab   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Cod Rock
Wherever I May Roam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   Northwest Face
Snibble Tower   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1     Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 500'   Northeast 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
The Struggle Within   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 500'   Northeast Face
Blackened   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Llama Wall
Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Northeast Face
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Featured Route For Smith Rock Group
Top of the third pitch.

The Struggle Within 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Northeast Face
Sometimes technical, sometimes powerful, this long and involved route is an exhilarating experience. The Struggle Within has great position, cool cruxes, requires power and endurance, has good protection, and has surprisingly good rock. It is composed of four pitches. All bolt recommendations are approximate:Pitch 1 (5.11a, 11 bolts + anchors). A mix of 5.9 to 5.10 stemming, laybacking, edging, etc. leads to a crux traverse to the left. Sequential enough that I had to downclimb out of my de...[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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