Elevation: 200 ft
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Shared By: Peter Franzen on Apr 4, 2006
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Access Issue: Carver cliff is on PRIVATE PROPERTY! Details

Description

Like Broughton Bluff and Rocky Butte, Carver is a popular Portland crag. It's a bit more of a drive from the downtown area than the other crags but it's still popular on the weekends and after work in the summer. It is comprised of a single cliff band approximately 80ft. high with a bunch of boulders scattered on the hillside below.

Private Property Note: You must be a signed member of the Carver Climbing Club to climb or boulder on Stone Cliff property and/or property owned by the Rosenbaum family, which the entirety of the boulders and cliff are. Dogs are not allowed. You must have picture ID and membership card with you at all times. Here are the rest of the Carver Rules and Obligations.

Getting There

This area is located in the small town of Carver, Oregon. From the Portland area take I-205 South towards Clackamas and get off at Exit 12A (watch for signs to Hwy. 212 East). Take 212 for approximately 3 miles until 224 splits off to the right to Carver. Go through town and veer right to cross the bridge over the river. Take a left at the 'T' intersection on the far side of the bridge.

There are two options for parking: The first is the Stone Cliff Inn parking lot, which may be used by members all days except holidays and Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm on. The trail to the boulders and cliff is obvious, at the section of the lot furthest from the front door. The second option is the pullout at the intersection of Hattan and Gronlund Rd about 100m further down on the right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Carver

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 26
Trask
Boulder
V2 5+
 13
Rail Problem
Boulder
V3 6A
 31
Classic Overhang
Boulder
V4 6B
 27
Carver Classic
Boulder
V5 6C
 28
Gut Crunch
Boulder
V6 7A
 12
Flying Squirrel
Boulder
V7 7A+
 17
Triangle Face
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 41
New Generation
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 46
Rubicon
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 35
Rites of Passage
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 42
Smerk
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 30
Dreamscape
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
Notorious
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 27
Uncola
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 36
Angular Motion
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Trask Carver Bouldering > Main Forest
 26
V0 4 Boulder
Rail Problem Carver Bouldering > Bonzi Boulders
 13
V2 5+ Boulder
Classic Overhang Carver Bouldering > Main Forest
 31
V3 6A Boulder
Carver Classic Carver Bouldering > Main Forest
 27
V4 6B Boulder
Gut Crunch Carver Bouldering > Bonzi Boulders
 28
V5 6C Boulder
Flying Squirrel Carver Bouldering > Main Forest
 12
V6 7A Boulder
Triangle Face Carver Bouldering > Main Forest
 17
V7 7A+ Boulder
New Generation Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 41
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rubicon Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rites of Passage Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 35
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Smerk Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 42
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Dreamscape Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 30
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Notorious Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 22
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Uncola Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 27
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Angular Motion Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 36
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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