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Areas in Northeast Oregon

Anthony Lakes 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 6
Burnt River Canyon 2 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Fiddlers Hell 3 / 30 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 33
High Valley 23 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
Leslie Gulch 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Pine Creek 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Spring Mountain 45 / 95 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 131
Wallowa Mountains 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 12 / 12
Elevation: 2,776 ft
GPS: 45.326, -118.088 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Allen Sanderson on Aug 13, 2007
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Description

This area is primarily located around the northeastern part of Oregon and centered around LaGrande. It recieves little attention but for the past thirty years there has been a small but active group of climbers in this area doing routes in the local crags and in the Wallowas.

There are now two state wide guides that include routes for Eastern Oregon. One is rather lacking and rather error prone (Falcon) the other is better (Mountaineers) but neither are complete. High Valley, Spring Mountain and several other Northeastern Oregon locations are featured in Tim Olsen's book Northwest Oregon Rock.


Contributors note - I have added place holders for several areas that I have climbed at and will be adding the routes over time. There are other areas that I will let others add in. Because there are many small areas I have placed them all under "Northeastern Oregon" rather than listing them individually and cluttering up the main page.

Oh yeah - Northeastern Oregon does not mean everything east of the Cascades :-).

Formerly contained an area called Elgin Wall, but this has been removed as the property owner does not allow climbing.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Northeast Oregon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bat Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pod of God
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chopper
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Clean Sweep
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spring Fever
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Flaked out
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Skinny Hippie
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rally Race
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lorraine
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
By Hook or by Crook
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mojo Rising
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Black out
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fiddle of Gold
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Girls Don't Fart
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chubby Hubby
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bat Crack Spring Mtn 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Pod of God Spring Mtn 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chopper Spring Mtn 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Clean Sweep Spring Mtn 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Spring Fever Spring Mtn 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Flaked out Spring Mtn 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Skinny Hippie Spring Mtn 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rally Race Spring Mtn 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Lorraine Spring Mtn 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
By Hook or by Crook Spring Mtn 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mojo Rising Spring Mtn 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Black out Spring Mtn 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fiddle of Gold Fiddlers Hell > Concert Hall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Girls Don't Fart Leslie Gulch > Einstein 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Chubby Hubby Spring Mtn 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Nate Ball
Portland, OR
Nate Ball   Portland, OR  
All worthless comments deleted. In the future, please isolate such banality where it belongs... in the forums.

Spring Mountain, Wallowa Mountains, and Fiddler's Hell look great.

Please add GPS locations for High Valley, Anthony Lakes, and others. Also, routes in Matterhorn. Is Elgin Wall on private property?

This classification of routes into zone - such as "Northeastern Oregon" - is actually a great idea. I may do the same with the entirety of the Oregon database. Sep 23, 2014
thinking about taking a job in joseph this summer but might be contingent on rock climbing in area. Are their any places within an hour? Feb 2, 2011
Peter Franzen
Phoenix, AZ
Peter Franzen   Phoenix, AZ  
I think it's a good idea to separate out Eastern Oregon into its own area. It's far enough from Portland/I-5 that most people probably aren't familiar with it so putting it all together isn't a bad idea.

I'm not a big fan of placeholders (Blitzo has some on this site that are still blank months after he originally put them in), but as long as you remember to go back and fill them in then go ahead and use them. Aug 14, 2007

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