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Elevation: 200 ft
GPS: 45.3909, -122.498
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Warning Access Issue: Carver cliff is on PRIVATE PROPERTY! DetailsDrop down

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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 Suggest change

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 three 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.

If the pullout is full, the third option is a 10min approach from the back. Park at the lot of the Baker Cabin / Pioneer Church at the intersection of S Gronlund Rd and Carver Rd. Then walk up Stone Cliff Rd - it says it’s a private road but you’re only going just past the gate - then take a right on a small wood bridge over the drainage, approximately here: maps.app.goo.gl/FYy6dRk7tiW…;

You’ll be on a trail that passes the James Dean boulders shortly, then goes uphill a bit before you exit near the farthest band of roped climbs (Smerk, etc). From there you can continue along the cliffs to Standard Overhang (near Angular Motion) or head down the trail to the boulders. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Carver

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V0 4
 67
Trask
Boulder
V3 6A
 62
Standard Overhang
Boulder
V3 6A
 10
Virtues Traverse
Boulder
V5- 6C
 61
Gut Crunch
Boulder
V5 6C
 13
Education
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
Standard Overhang Dyno
Boulder
V6 7A
 34
Flying Squirrel
Boulder
V7 7A+
 45
Triangle Face
Boulder
V7 7A+
 16
Higher Education
Boulder
V10 7C+
 9
Naughty Karate
Boulder
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 58
Rites of Passage
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 60
Smerk
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 40
Dreamscape
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 37
Uncola
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 60
Angular Motion
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Trask Carver Bouldering > … > b. Columbia Bou… > d. Columbia Boulder
 67
V0 4 Boulder
Standard Overhang Carver Bouldering > … > c. Triangle Bou… > d. Trail Boulder
 62
V3 6A Boulder
Virtues Traverse Carver Bouldering > … > d. Stump Boulders > a. Stump Boulder
 10
V3 6A Boulder
Gut Crunch Carver Bouldering > Bonzai Boulders > Gut Crunch
 61
V5- 6C Boulder
Education Carver Bouldering > … > c. Triangle Bou… > b. Tim's Boulder
 13
V5 6C Boulder
Standard Overhang Dyno Carver Bouldering > … > c. Triangle Bou… > d. Trail Boulder
 5
V5 6C Boulder
Flying Squirrel Carver Bouldering > … > b. Columbia Bou… > b. Angry Squirrel Bou…
 34
V6 7A Boulder
Triangle Face Carver Bouldering > … > c. Triangle Bou… > c. Triangle Face
 45
V7 7A+ Boulder
Higher Education Carver Bouldering > … > c. Triangle Bou… > b. Tim's Boulder
 16
V7 7A+ Boulder
Naughty Karate Carver Bouldering > … > d. Stump Boulders > a. Stump Boulder
 9
V10 7C+ Boulder
Rites of Passage Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 58
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Smerk Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 60
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dreamscape Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 40
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Uncola Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 37
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Angular Motion Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 60
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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