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Areas in Oregon

Central Oregon 471 / 560 / 91 / 48 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 1082
Mt. Hood 84 / 127 / 4 / 57 / 10 / 0 / 5 / 13 / 277
Northeast Oregon 90 / 156 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 18 / 235
Oregon Volcanoes 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 1 / 14 / 22
Portland & The Gorge 125 / 133 / 44 / 63 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 325
Southwest Oregon 13 / 68 / 10 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 91
Willamette Valley 53 / 75 / 12 / 41 / 0 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 171
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Welcome to Oregon! Not quite as sunny and granitic as its southerly neighbor, nor as glaciated and impressive 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 and Carver, not to mention those on the Washington side. 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!

Area Breakdown

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, The Badlands, Power Lines, Steins Pillar, Shepards Tower, Central Oregon Bouldering

Mt Hood - National Forest and the crags therein
Mt. Hood, French's Dome, Bulo Point, Klinger Springs, Lost Lake Boulders, Coethedral, Pete's Pile, Salmon River Slab, Enola Hill, Ramona Creek Crag, Illumination Rock, Area 51

Northeast Oregon - borders Idaho, centered on La Grande
Spring Mountain, Fiddler's Hell, High Valley, Burnt River Canyon, Anthony Lakes, Wallowa Mountains, Pine Creek

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

Portland & The Gorge - metropolitan area and the Columbia
Broughton Bluff, Carver, Rocky Butte, Rat Cave, Pike Boulders, Rooster Rock

Southwest Oregon - borders California, centered on Medford
Rattlesnake, The Callahans, Greensprings, Williamson River Cliffs, Pilot Rock, Emigrant Lake, Rabbit Ears

Willamette Valley - from Salem to Cottage Grove including the National Forest
Flagstone, Wolf Rock, The Garden, Moolack, Hills Creek Spires, Skinner Butte, Harlen Rock Quarry, Canyon Creek, Mary's Peak

Climbing gyms in Oregon

Portland metro area:
The Circuit SW
The Circuit NE
Portland Rock Gym
Club Sport
Planet Granite

The Crux

Bend Rock Gym

Rogue Rock Gym

The Rock Boxx

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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
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C0
Pioneer Route
Trad, Sport, Aid 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C0
West Face Variation
Trad, Aid 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cruel Sister
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gold Rush
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bad Finger
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
JR Token
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Moons of Pluto
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wartley's Revenge
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pure Palm
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Vomit Launch
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Heinous Cling Start
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Heinous Cling
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Spiderman Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (p) Spiderman Buttress 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Pioneer Route Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (s) Monkey Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C0 Trad, Sport, Aid 3 pitches
West Face Variation Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (s) Monkey Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C0 Trad, Aid 5 pitches
Cruel Sister Central Oregon > … > W Side > (3) Catwalk Cliff 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Gold Rush Central Oregon > Trout Creek > Main Wall 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Zion Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (g) Morning Glory Wall 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Bad Finger Central Oregon > … > W Side > (2) Wildfire Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
JR Token Central Oregon > Trout Creek > Main Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Moons of Pluto Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (q) Mesa Verde Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Wartley's Revenge Central Oregon > … > (l) Christian Bro… > Christian Brothers - E Side 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Pure Palm Central Oregon > … > W Side > (2) Wildfire Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Toxic Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (d) Aggro Gully 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vomit Launch Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (f) Cocaine Gully 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Heinous Cling Start Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (k) The Dihedrals 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Heinous Cling Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (k) The Dihedrals 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Sarah Wolfe
Eugene, OR
Sarah Wolfe   Eugene, OR
Oregon climbers,

I've started Oregon Climbs, a monthly e-news focused on outdoor climbing throughout Oregon, to bring together information from a variety of other already-existent sources, as well as people throughout the OR climbing community, to create a cohesive and inclusive resource for all things climbing in OR.

Oregon Climbs
is sent out at the end of each month and includes:
- Wrap up of the previous month
- Preview of the coming month (date-specific events and programs)
- Alerts & FYI's (closures, openings, new routes, etc.)
- Local Yokel (city-specific outdoor climbing opportunities)
- Out of Oregon (nat'l climbing festivals or conferences)

If you are interested in joining my email list, please send an email to and put "Add me!" in the subject line.

Thanks so much!
Sarah Wolfe
Oregon Climbs
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Anyone ever go up to Lowell crag outside of Eugene.20 or so routes up there 5-10 and harder Jun 3, 2013
Mr. Holmes
Cascade West
Mr. Holmes   Cascade West
A quick update regarding rumors surrounding the Rat Cave closure:

I spoke with USFS and yes,it is on their radar... however:

1) No, the crag is not closed to recreational use (this includes climbing); Access is still open.

2) USFS interaction has and will stem priamarily from concerns surrounding new route development (bolting/fixed anchors) and overall human impact.
They will be monitoring this site in the months/seasons to come!

3) The local USFS office is aware of the national MOU with the Access Fund and will connect with me directly regarding any future decisions or concerns though they are currently pleased with the " level of support and collaboration" from the Access Fund, as well as, the local climbing community.

This said, If you climb at the Rat Cave PLEASE KEEP A LOW PROFILE. If you don't.. then I hear "The Gullies" are splendid this time of year! Apr 5, 2012
Ken Trout
Golden, CO
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
Welcome to Oregon Alpine Glower. The secret area thing cracks me up too, even though the Trout's have been here for a century. I posted a swimming hole for ya. The Elk River is a few miles north of Port Orford. Drive at least 6 miles up the river before the good holes begin appearing. There's climbing along the coast too, but the rock and anchors are usually horrible. Shoot me an email about anywhere and I'll help you spill the beans on the Proj. Dec 19, 2011
Don't forget that there is a fee now for Beacon Rock. $10 per day or a $30 for an annual pass that is good for all Wash. State Parks. Jul 28, 2011
alpine glower
Soon to be Sweet Home, OR
alpine glower   Soon to be Sweet Home, OR
To all those who keep posting areas with no drections and saying PM me or what ever nonsense... please stop! This is pointless. If you want someone to visit your area, post directions, thats the point of this site. Half the areas on here seem to be private with directions only given if you jump through some hoops. If thats the case don't post em on here! Aug 29, 2010

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