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Rocky Butte is perhaps Portlands most accessible crag. Rocky Butte is located in Northeast Portland near I-205. Although noisy, somewhat overgrown, and often dirty it is a worthy crag for the happy-hour crowd or a quick weekend afternoon. It tends to be pretty damp during the rainy season but is quite climbable during the rest of the year.
There are reports of lots of broken glass here, including on some of the climbing holds. Pack some out if possible, and use care for your hands and feet!
To reach the climbing area take I-84 East from downtown to the 82nd St. exit. Drive North on 82nd to Freemont Street, and take a right. Freemont will turn into 91st Street and will lead to Rocky Butte Rd, which loops around the top of the butte. Park at the gravel pullout across the street from the large church domes. The cliffs lie just beyond the trees to the East. Pick your favorite tree and rappel down.
[Hide Photo] Leading up an unknown route at Rocky butte. If you know the name of this route please comment!
[Hide Photo] There's no good way down from Rocky Butte to the trail that leads back up to the top of the wall. If you can, top out one of the routes. If not, plan on rappelling off a tree down this cliff and hi…