Madrone Wall Rock Climbing
Areas in Madrone Wall
(1) Left Corner Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
(2) Orange Wall 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
(3) Fourth Class Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
(4) Main Wall 7 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
(5) Shining Wall 7 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
(6) Hardscrabble Wall 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
|GPS:||45.39, -122.458 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Micah Klesick on Jan 22, 2006|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionMadrone Wall is officially open as of October 21st, 2017!!! Much thanks to the Madrone Wall Preservation Committee for all their hard work!
Make sure to check out the county park website for the rules on parking fees ($5 daily or there is an annual option), and to ensure that you know the opening and closing hours for both daily and annual closures (Falcon Closure from Feb-July).
The climbing here is awesome, and features a wide variety of styles and grades, and most certainly has something you'll enjoy climbing. A lot of the routes here are trad or mixed, so make sure you have a rack with you. A 60m rope will work on all routes here.
Bolts have almost all been updated, and most routes that did not have a bolt anchor have had a bolt anchor added at the end of the climbing to reduce rock fall and poison oak exposure.
Poison oak is rampant here, both on the wall in places, and along the trail, so tread carefully and be cautious where your rope and gear are set down.
And its recommended to bring small clippers and a nylon brush to clean routes off, as many of them haven't been climbed in a long time and need a little love!
There are two guidebooks that feature Madrone: the just-released Madrone and Carver Cliffs guidebook available via Rakkup, and Portland Rock Climbs, by Tim Olson.
Getting ThereHead SE on Hwy 224 towards and then through Carver. Madrone is on the left hand side, just past 197th Ave, right about 2.3 miles past Carver. Road up to the cliff has a yellow gate. If the gate is closed, the park is closed. Do not walk past the closed gate. The only parking is at the top of the drive, and there is about 20 spots to park. Please carpool if possible.
When you get to the parking lot, pay your parking fee, and then head up one of two trails. The trail on the south side of the lot goes up a few rock steps, and then travels through some steep steps to the Hardscrabble Wall.
The main trail is located just off the gravel path by the kiosk on the north side of the lot. This trail will meet the cliff in the middle of the Main Wall. To the left will be the left side of the Main Wall, 4th Class Wall, Orange Wall and Left Corner Wall. To the right will be the right side of the Main Wall, Shining Wall, and then Hardscrabble Wall.
Classic Climbing Routes at Madrone Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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