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Carver Cliff 13 / 19 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 31
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.

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 a small pullout on the right immediately after the bridge. There is room here for around 3 cars and a small trail leads directly to the boulder field from here. The other option is the large parking lot next to the river about 100m down the road on the left. There is a $5 fee to park here on weekends and holidays. DO NOT park on the left (river) side of the road! Park only in the small pullout on the right or the big parking lot.

It is preferable to take the main trail and not the one leading up from the small pullout. It's a very well-maintained and engineered trail, and it'd be best not to have too many people bushwacking up through the forest.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Carver

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V0 4
 19
Trask
Boulder
V3 6A
 26
Classic Overhang
Boulder
V5 6C
 20
Gut Crunch
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Flying Squirrel
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 10
Triangle Face
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
New Generation
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 38
Rubicon
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Rites of Passage
Sport 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 35
Smerk
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
Dreamscape
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
Notorious
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Night Vision
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
Uncola
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Challenger
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 32
Angular Motion
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Trask Carver Bouldering > Main Forest
 19
V0 4 Boulder
Classic Overhang Carver Bouldering > Main Forest
 26
V3 6A Boulder
Gut Crunch Carver Bouldering > Bonzi Boulders
 20
V5 6C Boulder
Flying Squirrel Carver Bouldering > Main Forest
 8
V6 7A Boulder
Triangle Face Carver Bouldering > Main Forest
 10
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
New Generation Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rubicon Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 38
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rites of Passage Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Smerk Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 35
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Dreamscape Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Notorious Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Night Vision Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Uncola Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Challenger Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Angular Motion Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall
 32
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Connor.Donahue
Portland OR
Connor.Donahue   Portland OR
Re: parking.

DO NOT PARK IN THE SMALL PULLOUT BELOW THE TRAIL.

Yesterday, every single car parked there had a $40 ticket. Pay the $3 to park in the big lot. If it is full (like yesterday), you can find free parking on Hattan Road, just past the big parking lot. Just a heads up. Someone driving by told me police love to give tickets to those parked on the shoulder, and he was right! Jul 11, 2010
Went to Carver for the first time last weekend. We just parked in the Inn parking lot. The owner was there and said parking was free, just park in the back corner gravel lot. No need to pay $3 for the river lot.

Cheers! May 5, 2011
Spoke with Mr. Rosenbaum briefly on Saturday. He let us know (very nicely I might add) that he’'s wanting climbers to park somewhere other than the Stone Cliff In parking lot after 5pm. This includes the back lot. That is unless you plan on having dinner at the restaurant.

Chad May 14, 2012

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