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Elevation: 4,041 ft
GPS: 43.9855, -122.29899
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Shared By: Karsten Duncan on Feb 12, 2006 · Updates
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Flagstone is a beautiful rock found just off a forest service backroad in the Willamette National Forest. Originally discovered in the mid 1980's, this crag remained a "locals only" crag for many years, but has since transitioned into being a popular destination within the Willamette Valley region.

The rock has three aspects facing North, West, and South. A trail skirts the entire rock and can be used as a walk-off descent from the top. The rock is andesite and of high quality. The best climbs combine friction, edges, and balance together on dark grey rock. At times the place can be secluded and other times you'll feel cramped. Since it is a small place be courteous.

Getting There Suggest change

From I-5 and Eugene take highway 126 east for about 31.8 miles from beginning of highway (126 and bob straub in Thurston). Really watch the odometer and look for a sign on the right for Quartz Creek Road. Turn onto a narrow road and go over a narrow bridge. This road becomes a forest road #2618. Enjoy viewing clearcuts for the next 14.5 miles and taking a right fork at milepost 11, a left fork at milepost 13. At the junction of 2618 and 350 stay right for another 1/8th of a mile and park in a pullout on the right side of the road. The crag is up and to the left.

Although somewhat obscured from the road there is a climbers trail that leads past a message board and up to the crag (5min)

48 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Flagstone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
Acne Problem
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
Toy Box
Sport 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
High Noon
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 69
Hydrotube
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Deep Pockets
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Northern Lights
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Paradicey
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Morning Desire
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Games Without Frontiers
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Walt's Wall
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
The Malediction Route
Sport 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Understanding Pinches
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Shingles
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Harp of Stone
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Joy Luck Club
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Acne Problem (f) Hydrotube Area
 38
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Toy Box (c) N Wall & N Slab
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
High Noon (g) Lower Walt's Wall
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hydrotube (f) Hydrotube Area
 69
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Deep Pockets (h) Upper Walt's Wall
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Northern Lights (c) N Wall & N Slab
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Paradicey (g) Lower Walt's Wall
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Morning Desire (g) Lower Walt's Wall
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Games Without Frontiers (f) Hydrotube Area
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Walt's Wall (g) Lower Walt's Wall
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Malediction Route (c) N Wall & N Slab
 7
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Understanding Pinches (h) Upper Walt's Wall
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Shingles (f) Hydrotube Area
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Harp of Stone (h) Upper Walt's Wall
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Joy Luck Club (a) E Wall
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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