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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 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!
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
Mt. Hood, French's Dome, Klinger Spring, Lost Lake Boulders, Coethedral, 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
Oregon Volcanoes - the line of fire from Jefferson to Thielsen
Mt. Jefferson, Three Sisters, Mt. Washington, Three Fingered Jack, Mt. Thielsen, etc.
Portland & The Gorge - metropolitan area and the Columbia Gorge
Washington side (Ozone, Beacon), 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, Emigrant Lake, etc.
Willamette Valley - from Salem to Cottage Grove including the National Forest
The Garden, Wolf Rock, Flagstone, Moolack, Skinner Butte, etc.
Climbing gyms in Oregon
Portland Rock Gym
The Circuit SW
The Circuit NE
Elevation Bouldering Gym
Bend Rock Gym
Rogue Rock Gym
The Rock Boxx
The Ledge Outdoor Store & the Yeti's Climbing Gym
Classic Climbing Routes at Oregon
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