Elevation: 2,866 ft
GPS: 44.364, -121.148 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on May 2, 2006
Admins: Kevin MP, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
Access Issue: Smith Rock Group NE Face both towers CLOSED above 100 feet Details
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Nesting Closures Details

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.

21 Total Climbs

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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
 54
Bits and Pieces
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Chalk Wave
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 63
Adventurous 9904
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Elbow Therapy
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 682
Wherever I May Roam
Sport 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 82
Stained
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Earthtone
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
Chalk Therapy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
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
 31
Fall For Anything
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 49
Thieves Like Us
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Pony Up
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Cryptesthesia
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Pocket Pool
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bits and Pieces
 54
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Chalk Wave
 67
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Adventurous 9904
 63
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Elbow Therapy
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wherever I May Roam
 682
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 5 pitches
Stained
 82
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Earthtone
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Chalk Therapy
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Unforgiven Variation
 6
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
 31
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Thieves Like Us
 49
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pony Up
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cryptesthesia
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pocket Pool
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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