Bridge of the Gods Boulders Climbing
|GPS:||45.672, -121.936 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Peter Franzen on Jan 22, 2006|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionThis is a relatively recently developed area located about an hour East of Portland in the Columbia Gorge.
Right now the best place to get information on these boulders is with the employees of The Circuit gym in Portland. As word gets out info will be put up here.
Getting ThereTake I-84 East from Portland to the Bridge of the Gods, or take Washington's SR 14 to the bridge. Travel a bit East of the bridge (200m or so) and take the first left on to Ash Lake Rd.
Follow this road 1 mile to a fork, and take the left fork dirt road uphill. Continue up, passing under some power lines. Just after the powerlines theres's a turnout with a campground to the right. The lower bouldering area is scattered here.
To continue to the main area keep going straight past the campground;a little past the last powerlines there's a good dirt road that branches off to the right. Take this until it splits-- take the left fork. Take this road for approximately 1 mile, and take the first right which will quickly lead to a dead end; I built a nice cairn here to mark the turnoff. This parking lot is 1.1 miles from the power lines. Park here, and take the trail straight downhill.
The trail will first go over a talus field, then through some trees and through a ravine; there are a couple of outlying boulders in this ravine. The trail continues up out of the ravine and throught the forest to yet another talus field. Go straight through this field and veer to the left into the large clearing to the main area.
Classic Climbing Routes at Bridge of the Gods Boulders
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