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Elevation: 5,314 ft 1,620 m
GPS: 44.04208, -120.29221
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Welcome to Oregon! Not quite as sunny and granitic as its southerly neighbor, nor as glaciated and mountainous as its northerly one, this state still holds its own must-visit destination: the world-famous Smith Rock.

The golden tuff is actually an exception to the otherwise overwhelming majority of basalt crags. Besides the lower gorge, the best crack climbing in the state is without a doubt Trout Creek. Metropolitan crags include Broughton Bluff, Madrone Wall, and Carver, not to mention those on the Washington side. The Mt. Hood National Forest is also teeming with crags, including French's Dome and Klinger Spring. If you're looking for a big wall, Wolf Rock has what you're looking for. And any peak-bagger's journey would be incomplete without a slog up the south side of (A) Mt. Hood.

There are numerous adventure crags scattered all over the state, from the secluded Rattlesnake in the southwest to the expansive Spring Mountain in the northeast. Get out there and check them out!

Area Breakdown Suggest change

All crags have been sorted into areas by region. These are fairly intuitive and hopefully make finding crags easier.

Central Oregon - east of the mountains, centered around Redmond
Smith Rock, Trout Creek, Meadow Camp, Cougar Buttress, The Depot, Eagle Rock, etc.

Mt Hood National Forest - east of Portland, south of the Columbia Gorge
French's Dome, Klinger Spring, Lost Lake Boulders, Bulo Point, Area 51, Salmon River Slab, etc.

Northeast Oregon - borders Idaho, centered on La Grande
Spring Mountain, Fiddler's Hell, Leslie Gulch, Burnt River Canyon, etc.

Northwest Coast - coastal bouldering, centered on Nehalem
Cannon Beach

Oregon Volcanoes - the line of fire from Hood to Thielsen
Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Three Sisters, Mt. Washington, Three Fingered Jack, Mt. Thielsen, etc.

Portland & The Gorge - metropolitan area and the Columbia Gorge, excluding Washington crags like Ozone and Beacon Rock
Broughton Bluff, Carver Cliff, Viento Wall, Rocky Butte, Madrone Wall, etc.

Southwest Oregon - borders California, centered on Roseburg
The Honeycombs, Rattlesnake, The Callahans, Acker Rock, Terra Nova, Emigrant Lake, etc.

Willamette Valley - from Salem to Cottage Grove including the National Forest
Eagles Rest, The Garden, Wolf Rock, Flagstone, Lookout Point, Moolack, Skinner Butte, etc.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Oregon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C0
 390
Pioneer Route
Trad, Sport, Aid 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 511
Moonshine Dihedral
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 388
Dirty Pinkos
Sport 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 288
Cruel Sister
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 259
Gold Rush
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 392
Zion
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 537
Screaming Yellow Zonkers
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 830
Nine Gallon Buckets
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 485
Moons of Pluto
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 224
Pure Palm
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 329
Magic Light Start
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 388
Toxic
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 340
Vomit Launch
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 306
Heinous Cling Start
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 168
Chain Reaction
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pioneer Route Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (s) Monkey Face
 390
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C0 Trad, Sport, Aid 5 pitches
Moonshine Dihedral Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (k) The Dihedrals
 511
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Dirty Pinkos Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (u) Red Wall
 388
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Cruel Sister Central Oregon > … > W Side > (3) Catwalk Cliff
 288
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Gold Rush Central Oregon > Trout Creek > Main Wall
 259
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Zion Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (g) Morning Glory Wall
 392
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (q) Mesa Verde Wall
 537
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Nine Gallon Buckets Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (g) Morning Glory Wall
 830
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Moons of Pluto Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (q) Mesa Verde Wall
 485
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pure Palm Central Oregon > … > W Side > (2) Wildfire Wall
 224
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Magic Light Start Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (g) Morning Glory Wall
 329
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Toxic Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (d) Aggro Gully
 388
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vomit Launch Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (f) Cocaine Gully
 340
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Heinous Cling Start Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (k) The Dihedrals
 306
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chain Reaction Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (k) The Dihedrals
 168
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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