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Elevation: 2,724 ft
GPS: 44.36774, -121.12995
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Shared By: Peter Franzen on Sep 26, 2006
Admins: Kevin Piarulli, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 30
Mines of Moria
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 79
Azog
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 43
Puck
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 80
Hand Job
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 44
As You Like It
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 48
Original Sin
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 52
Much Ado About Nothing
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 47
Master Looney
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
Hard Attack
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 9
Windfall
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 33
Feel the Bern
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 19
Measure for Measure
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Mrs. Reach (extension to Mr. Reach)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
The Sheepgate
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Hippo Wrestling
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mines of Moria (3) Hand Job Wall
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Azog (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 79
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Puck (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 43
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Hand Job (3) Hand Job Wall
 80
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
As You Like It (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 44
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Original Sin (3) Hand Job Wall
 48
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Much Ado About Nothing (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 52
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Master Looney (4) Arrington Columns
 47
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Hard Attack (2) Windfall Wall
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Windfall (2) Windfall Wall
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
Feel the Bern (2) Windfall Wall
 33
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Measure for Measure (5) Shakespeare Cliff
 19
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mrs. Reach (extension to Mr… (2) Windfall Wall
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Sheepgate (2) Windfall Wall
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Hippo Wrestling (3) Hand Job Wall
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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