Elevation: 2,776 ft
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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
 22
Bat Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Pod of God
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Clean Sweep
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Spring Fever
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 24
Flaked out
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 14
Epiphany roof
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Skinny Hippie
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
Rally Race
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Lorraine
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
By Hook or by Crook
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Mojo Rising
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Black out
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Fiddle of Gold
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Girls Don't Fart
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Chubby Hubby
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bat Crack Spring Mountain
 22
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Pod of God Spring Mountain
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Clean Sweep Spring Mountain
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Spring Fever Spring Mountain
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Flaked out Spring Mountain
 24
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Epiphany roof Spring Mountain
 14
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Skinny Hippie Spring Mountain
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rally Race Spring Mountain
 19
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Lorraine Spring Mountain
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
By Hook or by Crook Spring Mountain
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mojo Rising Spring Mountain
 18
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Black out Spring Mountain
 13
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fiddle of Gold Fiddlers Hell > Concert Hall
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Girls Don't Fart Leslie Gulch > Einstein
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Chubby Hubby Spring Mountain
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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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
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
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