Elevation: 499 ft
GPS: 45.567, -122.211 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: peachy spohn on May 17, 2008 with improvements by Michael Selep
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: Extremely Sensitive Access - Please Read Details

Description

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

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
 154
Numb Nuts
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 82
Ripper
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 147
Helm's Deep
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 102
Kung Fu
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 106
Dirty Jugs
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 83
Standing Ovation
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 124
Step Child
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 72
Party At The Moon Tower
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 92
Kamikaze
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 145
Carrots for Everyone
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 87
May Day
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 72
Rauch Factor
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 98
High Plains Drifter
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 92
House of Pain
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 71
Chainmail
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Numb Nuts (9) New School Wall
 154
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ripper (8) Old School Wall
 82
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Helm's Deep (2) Middle Earth
 147
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Kung Fu (4) Gold Wall
 102
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dirty Jugs (4) Gold Wall
 106
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Standing Ovation (8) Old School Wall
 83
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Step Child {10} Mordor
 124
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Party At The Moon Tower (3) Snake Wall
 72
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Kamikaze (5) Old Tree Wall
 92
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Carrots for Everyone (5) Old Tree Wall
 145
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
May Day (5) Old Tree Wall
 87
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rauch Factor (6) Shield Wall
 72
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
High Plains Drifter (6) Shield Wall
 98
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
House of Pain (2) Middle Earth
 92
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Chainmail (6) Shield Wall
 71
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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