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Elevation: 499 ft 152 m
GPS: 45.56679, -122.21081
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This is the outdoor gym of the greater Portland area. Expect it to be teeming with people on any dry day, with queues and communication challenges on weekends. Maybe unruly dogs and blaring music too (not actually okay, please don't). It's a pleasant wall that offers a wide range of moderate climbs that are well shaded. Though the area has cleaned up well over the years, a helmet is always recommended. There is a nice mix of traditional and sport routes, though the latter obviously get the vast majority of the attention. Many of what used to be mixed routes have been retro-bolted and become more popular as a result. If you have even a small rack, it will allow you the freedom to get on some routes that are more likely to be open in this bolt-clipper's paradise.

Getting There Suggest change

From Vancouver, Washington or the I-205 head east on State highway 14 on the north side of the Columbia River. The crag is slightly west of the high point in the road at mile post 23.75 and is on the south side of the highway (about 1/3 mile east of Belle Center Road). Park on a wide section of paved shoulder [third pullout west of the road high point] just past a funny sign on the left that reads "the gorge has gone to the dogs."
Follow the narrow climbers trail from the roadside parking area the trail gradually descends into a thick forest of fir trees. The first steep cliff section at the far west end of the entire Ozone Wall is about 40' in height, but quickly becomes taller as you continue to descend down to the central portion of the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ozone

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 200
Numb Nuts
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 207
Helm's Deep
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 149
Kung Fu
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 155
Step Child
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 93
Party At The Moon Tower
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 120
Kamikaze
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 198
Carrots for Everyone
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 119
May Day
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 105
Rauch Factor
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 143
High Plains Drifter
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 124
House of Pain
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 104
Chainmail
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 37
Beyond the Glory
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 78
Masterpiece Theatre
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 44
Route 66
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Numb Nuts (9) New School Wall
 200
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Helm's Deep (2) Middle Earth
 207
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Kung Fu (4) Gold Wall
 149
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Step Child {10} Mordor
 155
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Party At The Moon Tower (3) Snake Wall
 93
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Kamikaze (5) Old Tree Wall
 120
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Carrots for Everyone (5) Old Tree Wall
 198
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
May Day (5) Old Tree Wall
 119
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rauch Factor (6) Shield Wall
 105
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
High Plains Drifter (6) Shield Wall
 143
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
House of Pain (2) Middle Earth
 124
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Chainmail (6) Shield Wall
 104
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Beyond the Glory (4) Gold Wall
 37
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Masterpiece Theatre (4) Gold Wall
 78
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Route 66 {10} Mordor
 44
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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