Elevation: 1,523 ft
GPS: 45.291, -121.94 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Joe Trapani on Mar 31, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Roberta Zouain, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

Description

NOTE: Please be sure to have a Northwest Forest Pass displayed in your vehicle while parked here. Also, despite the popular trend, it is NOT cool to be drinking beer at a roadside crag in a National Forest.

This is a very small crag within the Mt. Hood National Forest, right next to the cold and rushing Salmon River. The road is very popular, as the Old Salmon River Trail passes just on the other side of the road, and the area in general is an extremely popular destination for hikers, anglers, and campers. The slab itself is mere feet away from being within the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, so tread lightly. There are five routes here, all fully bolted. It's a great area to learn the ropes of climbing if you're new to the sport, otherwise it's a fun stop for a visiting gym climber.

Getting There

Take rte 26 to the town of Zigzag. Go south ~4 miles on Salmon River Road(2618). Salmon slab is on left and has a gravel area for parking.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Salmon River Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 41
Cave Man Crawl
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 45
White and Brown Rice
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Camel Back
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cave Man Crawl
 41
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
White and Brown Rice
 45
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Camel Back
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
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