Elevation: 4,100 ft
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Shared By: Karsten Duncan on Feb 12, 2006
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Description

Flagstone is a beautiful rock found just off a forest service backroad in the Oregon wilderness. 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, East, and West. 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

From I-5 and Eugene take highway 126 east for about 35-40 miles. 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)

29 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
 23
Acne Problem
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Toy Box
Sport 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
High Noon
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Scarface
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 40
Hydrotube
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Deep Pockets
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Northern Lights
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Paradicey
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Morning Desire
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Games Without Frontiers
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Understanding Pinches
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Walt's Wall
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Joy Luck Club
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Acne Problem Hydrotube Area
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Toy Box NW Corner
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
High Noon Walts Wall
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Scarface Hydrotube Area
 8
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hydrotube Hydrotube Area
 40
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Deep Pockets Walts Wall
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Northern Lights NW Corner
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Paradicey Walts Wall
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Morning Desire Walts Wall
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Games Without Frontiers Hydrotube Area
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Understanding Pinches Walts Wall
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Walt's Wall Walts Wall
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Joy Luck Club N Wall
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Aaron Hobson
Clinton, TN
Aaron Hobson   Clinton, TN
While I was working in the Willamette national forest (summer 2003 and 2004), I climbed here a number of times, but I never learned much about the routes. I taught several friends of mine the joys of multi-pitch climbing on one of the "easy" and exhaustively bolted climbs on the northern slabs. Despite the small size of the crag, it has a great selection climbs. Mar 20, 2006
Flagstone is a very nice crag in a beautiful, secluded setting. The season there is fairly short, as the crag gets significant snowfall in the colder months. It is usually late Spring or Summer by the time the road melts out. For route beta, check out Rock Climbing Western Oregon: Willamette Valley. Oct 16, 2008
Ian G.
PDX, OR
Ian G.   PDX, OR
I went to college in Eugene and climbed several times at Flagstone. The climbing is not world class, but the setting is. I have fond memories of topping out a route as the sun was setting behind the forested hills. I've travelled all over the world and nowhere is as beautiful as Oregon in the summer. If you are travelling through the area, give this place a chance. It's also...ahem..."well-bolted." May 18, 2009
So many classics at this crag! And thank you to those that have done upkeep on some of the older lines.

However, many of the routes are in need of re bolting. Quite a few old rusted bolts. Not an unusual thing to see on bolts approaching their third decade in stone. I would love to support the continued development of the crag as I'm sure others would. How can I help? Jun 4, 2018