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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.
Carver cliff is on PRIVATE PROPERTY! Details

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 $3 fee to park here on weekends and hollidays. 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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
Trask
Boulder
V3 6A
Classic Overhang
Boulder
V5 6C
Gut Crunch
Boulder
V6 7A
Flying Squirrel
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
Triangle Face
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
New Generation
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rubicon
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rites of Passage
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Smerk
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dreamscape
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Notorious
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Night Vision
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Uncola
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Challenger
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Angular Motion
Sport
Trask Carver Bouldering > Main Forest V0 4 Boulder
Classic Overhang Carver Bouldering > Main Forest V3 6A Boulder
Gut Crunch Carver Bouldering > Bonzi Boulders V5 6C Boulder
Flying Squirrel Carver Bouldering > Main Forest V6 7A Boulder
Triangle Face Carver Bouldering > Main Forest V6-7 7A+ Boulder
New Generation Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rubicon Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rites of Passage Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Smerk Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Dreamscape Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Notorious Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Night Vision Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Uncola Carver Cliff > Rockgarden Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Challenger Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Angular Motion Carver Cliff > Yellow Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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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
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
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

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