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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 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, Meadow Camp, Cougar Buttress, The Depot, Eagle Rock, etc.

Mt Hood - National Forest and the crags therein
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.

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
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.

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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
 288
Pioneer Route
Trad, Sport, Aid 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 99
Monkey Off My Back
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 191
Gold Rush
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 297
Zion
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 148
Bad Finger
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 327
Moons of Pluto
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 112
Wartley's Revenge
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 159
Pure Palm
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 270
Toxic
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 232
Vomit Launch
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 97
Monkey Space
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 81
Dreamin'
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 171
Heinous Cling Start
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 93
Heinous Cling
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 110
Chain Reaction
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pioneer Route Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (s) Monkey Face
 288
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C0 Trad, Sport, Aid 3 pitches
Monkey Off My Back Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (s) Monkey Face
 99
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Gold Rush Central Oregon > Trout Creek > Main Wall
 191
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Zion Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (g) Morning Glory Wall
 297
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Bad Finger Central Oregon > … > W Side > (2) Wildfire Wall
 148
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Moons of Pluto Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (q) Mesa Verde Wall
 327
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Wartley's Revenge Central Oregon > … > (l) Christian B… > Christian Brothers -…
 112
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Pure Palm Central Oregon > … > W Side > (2) Wildfire Wall
 159
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Toxic Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (d) Aggro Gully
 270
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vomit Launch Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (f) Cocaine Gully
 232
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Monkey Space Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (s) Monkey Face
 97
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Dreamin' Central Oregon > … > (l) Christian B… > Christian Brothers -…
 81
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Heinous Cling Start Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (k) The Dihedrals
 171
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Heinous Cling Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (k) The Dihedrals
 93
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Chain Reaction Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (k) The Dihedrals
 110
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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