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Carver

Oregon > Portland & The Gorge
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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Aaron on what we call Careers and Kids V4... huge fall below if you dont make the dyno.
[Hide Photo] Aaron on what we call Careers and Kids V4... huge fall below if you dont make the dyno.
Map of the Carver area.  The dotted lines are the two main trails.
[Hide Photo] Map of the Carver area. The dotted lines are the two main trails.

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Connor.Donahue
Portland OR
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] 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