Elevation: 3,049 ft
GPS: 45.402, -121.569 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: elmo mecsko on Nov 6, 2006
Admins: Roberta Zouain, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

Description

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 wood signs that point out the Non-Climbing areas. DO NOT CLIMB IN THESE AREAS! This is due to an endangered plant species and there is a good relationship between the NFS and the climbing comunity.

Getting There

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.

17 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
 25
Even
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Smokin'
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Escalade (aka Abandonment Issues)
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
For Pete's Sake
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Schoolroom
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 4
Not for Teacher
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Bottlecap
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Guillotine
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
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
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Smokin' (2) Schoolroom Cracks
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Escalade (aka Abandonment I… (3) 3rd Landing
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
For Pete's Sake (1) The Playground
 23
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Schoolroom (2) Schoolroom Cracks
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Not for Teacher (2) Schoolroom Cracks
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Bottlecap (2) Schoolroom Cracks
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Guillotine (1) The Playground
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Quadratic Judo (5) Lost Dog Wall
 3
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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