Description

The Northwest side of the Smith Rock Group is home to some long forgotten relics from eras past and to some heavily traveled newer routes. The formation itself is impressive being one of Smith's larger walls but unfortunately the rock quality is not so stellar. Many new routes have gone up in this area, most notably Wherever I May Roam.

Getting There

Go over Asterisk Pass and turn left, walk a couple hundred feet and you're there.

19 Total Climbs

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Location: (6) Northwest Face Change
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Classic Climbing Routes at Northwest Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 49
Bits and Pieces
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Chalk Wave
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Adventurous 9904
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 552
Wherever I May Roam
Sport 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 73
Stained
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Earth Tone
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Chalk Therapy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Unforgiven Variation
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 5
Confused and Disfigured
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 25
Fall For Anything
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 40
Thieves Like Us
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Cryptesthesia
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Pocket Pool
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bits and Pieces
 49
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Chalk Wave
 58
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Adventurous 9904
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wherever I May Roam
 552
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 5 pitches
Stained
 73
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Earth Tone
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Chalk Therapy
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Unforgiven Variation
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Confused and Disfigured
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Sport
Fall For Anything
 25
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Thieves Like Us
 40
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cryptesthesia
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pocket Pool
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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das1405
Portland
das1405   Portland
There is an additional route to climber right of Chalk Therapy. Bolts look pretty shinny and its not in the book so I assume its a new route?
8 bolts plus chains. short climb but fun.

i'd rate it a .9 maybe .9+ Apr 24, 2017