Elevation: 2,724 ft
GPS: 44.368, -121.13 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Franzen on Sep 26, 2006
Admins: Kevin MP, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Nesting Closures Details

Description

The East side of the Lower Gorge contains a handful of basalt cliffs with plenty of worthy crack climbs. They're not quite the classics that are found on the West side and the long approach keeps away most climbers, but they're worth checking out.

Getting There

Descend the main trail toward the river. Cross the bridge and follow a nice trail next to the river to the right. Make sure to stay near the river as alternate trails head to other areas of the park. Pass the student wall, a series of shorter columns, until you arrive at the longer columns of the lower gorge.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Ophelia
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 22
Mines of Moria
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 52
Azog
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Othello
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 26
Sauron
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5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 35
Puck
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 58
Hand Job
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
As You Like It
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 33
Original Sin
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 40
Much Ado About Nothing
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 34
Master Looney
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Hard Attack
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 15
Feel the Bern
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
The Sheepgate
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5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Hippo Wrestling
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ophelia (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 39
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mines of Moria (3) Hand Job Wall
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
Azog (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Othello (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sauron (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 26
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Puck (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 35
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Hand Job (3) Hand Job Wall
 58
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
As You Like It (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Original Sin (3) Hand Job Wall
 33
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Much Ado About Nothing (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 40
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Master Looney (4) Arrington Columns
 34
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Hard Attack (2) Windfall Wall
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Feel the Bern (2) Windfall Wall
 15
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Sheepgate (2) Windfall Wall
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Hippo Wrestling (3) Hand Job Wall
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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