Columns (aka Skinner Butte) Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThis popular wall is located in the heart of Eugene minutes from the local climbing gym, the Nike shop, and downtown pubs and restuarants. Despite its small size it has a great concentration of cracks. The basalt columns are all trad and TR lines that have many nice bolted anchors at top.
The Columns get afternoon to evening sun and can be crowded with the afterwork crowds. It is a great place to practice crack technique and leading. The routes range from 5.6 to 5.11 but the locals will tell you about the "off" holds to make the climbs more challenging.
While the rock here is generally solid occasionally a piece will break off. A few years back the large block came off the top. As a result the right half of the crag has detestable chainlink fence over it. Luckily the best climbs remain open.
Classic Climbing Routes at Columns (aka Skinner Butte)
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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