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Elevation: 3,049 ft
GPS: 45.40194, -121.56938
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Shared By: elmo mecsko on Nov 6, 2006
Admins: Roberta Zouain, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

Description Suggest change

Large basalt/rhyolite wall located on the East side of Mount Hood with 35+ traditional routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.11+.

There are lots of nice cracks here that take protection very well. A standard rack will do the trick on most all the routes.

Pay attention to the wooden signs that point out the Non-Climbing areas. DO NOT CLIMB IN THESE AREAS! This is due to an endangered plant species, so please respect these areas and help maintain the good relationship between the NFS and the climbing community.

Getting There Suggest change

Take Hwy. 35 South from Hood River for 23 miles to a dirt pull out on the East side of highway. 10 minute approach heads uphill to the base of the wall.

21 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pete's Pile

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 27
Even
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Smokin'
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Escalade (aka Abandonment Issues)
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
For Pete's Sake
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Temptation
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Hot for Teacher
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Pumpin' for the Man
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Bottlecap
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Guillotine
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Quantum Kung Fu
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Quadratic Judo
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
K-9 Shanghai
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Even (1) The Playground
 27
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Smokin' (2) Schoolroom Cracks
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Escalade (aka Abandonment I… (4) 3rd & 4th Landings
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
For Pete's Sake (1) The Playground
 26
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Temptation (1) The Playground
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hot for Teacher (2) Schoolroom Cracks
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pumpin' for the Man (4) 3rd & 4th Landings
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Bottlecap (2) Schoolroom Cracks
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Guillotine (1) The Playground
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Quantum Kung Fu (6) Quirky Combat Wall
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Quadratic Judo (6) Quirky Combat Wall
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
K-9 Shanghai (5) Lost Dog Wall
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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