Astoria Rock Climbing
|GPS:||32.333, -110.722 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Adam Block on Jun 28, 2010 · Updates|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Astoria is perfect for people with a fear of heights, somebody that needs a fairly gentle approach, a person that wants to climb outside but isn't leading or to show new climbers the ropes including how to clean anchors.
Don't be fooled however, there are some tough moves to be found here that are a nice deviation from the normal stuff you find on Lemmon including a ton of side pulls. If you're leading 5.11s this area will bore you but if you want a change of pace, mellow climbing or an area to introduce people to climbing this is ideal. You also can't beat the summer shade, winter sun, amazing views and if you can't handle being without your phone you even have cell reception (which is a negative to me).
While I wouldn't call the climbing child friendly (5.5) climbing, the area and approach are virtually free of hazards.
- This is a work in progress so I will be adding to this over the next week or two as I get the lines up.
The satellite view in Google Maps and in the Mountain Project app very clearly shows the trails to get to the crag from the Gordon Hirabayashi Campground parking area. It's a 20-minute easy and pleasant hike.
Classic Climbing Routes at Astoria
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