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Areas in Hills Creek Spires

Arete, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Buddha's Throne 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Main Street 0 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Ramp, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Thunder Point 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 2,485 ft
GPS: 43.686, -122.36 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: corvegas on Nov 22, 2006 with updates from Ivan Hartert
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
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Description

Spires of volcanic tuff located east of Eugene, near Oakridge. The “trails” around the spires see few people so they are overgrown, slippery, steep, and sometimes dangerous. Accessing top anchors and rappelling is the preferred access, though the Arete and Westside of Main Street anchors involve sketchy exposed moves to access. Bring a wire brush to clean moss. 

Getting There

Take HW58 to Oakridge. Just past the town, take a right on Kitson Creek RD. Follow Kitson CR for about 4 miles, take a left on FS-565 follow this for about 4 miles and park at small parking area at a gated road.

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I spent the summer in Oakridge, OR and went climbing at Hills Creek a few times. I added some of the routes that I was able to get on. It's a beautiful place that is definitely worth checking out, although I will caution you with this. This is definitely adventurous climbing. If you are used to level belays, easy approaches and solid rock, this may not be the place for you. However, if you are looking for a place with no crowds with some sense of mystique, head on down.
Most of the routes worth climbing are 5.10 and above. Be careful of loose rock before making the first clip (from experience) as a fall could potentially be very serious here. Have fun, be safe.
There is a missing piton on The Arete from the Oregon Rock Climbing guide Vol.1. Dec 16, 2010

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