Elevation: 2,620 ft
GPS: 45.322, -121.894 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

A peaceful crag that overlooks the town of Rhododendron and sees little traffic. Has thirty or so good routes to do and several classics.

Getting There

Highway 26 to Road 27. Take Road 27 all the way up the hill until it switches back and you see an old, unmaintained, dead-end road on your left. Park here and descend the road to a trail starting at the end of the road. Follow it as it goes to the bluff and then cuts right and works its way down the cliff. You will pass the first wall (has Pigs Knuckles 11b/c, Pigs Nipples 11a, Forbidden Zone 10a, and Tibbet's Crack 12a.)
If you continue following the trail, you will end up at the main cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Swine (aka Enola Hill)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Jugalicious
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Swine of the Times
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Burning Zone
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Twenty Year Hangover
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
Opal's Arete
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jugalicious
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Swine of the Times
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Burning Zone
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Twenty Year Hangover
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Opal's Arete
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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Orion Watson
Seattle, WA
Orion Watson   Seattle, WA
Locals called this crag "The Swine" prior to it being published in a guidebook. Good little mount hood crag. Jun 25, 2014
Tom V
Aspen, CO
Tom V   Aspen, CO
Some great routes here but def needs some spring cleaning. Bring a folding saw if going in, a boulder rolled down left of the main crag and brought down some small trees with it. May 7, 2016
Richard Denker
Portland OR
Richard Denker   Portland OR
This area has the potential to be a great local destination. Climb quality can be better than found at Ozone (on the Washington side of the Columbia River). However, it needs a lot of cleaning. Many routes are moss covered.

If going there, I recommend a stiff nylon brush to clean off the moss, especially on the approach pitches such as the 5.3 portion of King of the Moss and the ramp to Serpentine ArĂȘte.

Speaking of the approach ramp to Serpentine ArĂȘte a small saw would be nice to remove some branches which make soloing the ramp more dangerous then needed.

The guidebook Northwest Oregon Rock, by Time Olson list over 40 named routes and a few unnamed routes. There is potential for far more routes. Jul 19, 2018