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Routes in OH8

Bat Stupor S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Big corner T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Blind Ambition T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Buckwheat S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Butt Shiner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Carl's Route T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chain Gang, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Columbiana S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Desert Dreaming T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
End of the Line S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Forest Circus Fiasco S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gap, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Get it, Shorty S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hostile Old Hikers T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Itchy and Scratchy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Just a Freakin' Rock Climber T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Molly's Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Open Space Plan S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Paul's Route T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Penstemon S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rattlesnake T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Reed's Route S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Risky Sex T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ron Love EuroTrou S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ron Love Verly S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sacagawea's Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sasquatch T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Shuttler, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spring Breezes S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Squirrel Stew T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tidewater T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wind Dummy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Description

Small basalt cliff that has about 30 climbs, mostly all mixed gear climbs, so bring your trad rack. Majority of the climbs run from 5.9-5.11+. Quality of rock isn't too bad, though its not stellar. Poison oak does grow in the area, so keep an eye out for it, and consider bringing some RoundUp with you and do everyone that visits the crag in the future a favor!

Getting There

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Driving on HWY14 from White Salmon, take a left on Old Highway 8, and follow it to just past the main lake. You will see the cliff on the uphill side of the road a few hundred feet past the lake.

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Classic Climbing Routes at OH8

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Wind Dummy
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Tidewater
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Rattlesnake
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Penstemon
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Ron Love Verly
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
The Shuttler
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Open Space Plan
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Reed's Route
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Desert Dreaming
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Just a Freakin' Rock Climber
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Spring Breezes
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Risky Sex
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Get it, Shorty
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Sasquatch
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Forest Circus Fiasco
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wind Dummy
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tidewater
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rattlesnake
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Penstemon
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ron Love Verly
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Shuttler
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Open Space Plan
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Reed's Route
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Desert Dreaming
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Just a Freakin' Rock Climber
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Spring Breezes
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Risky Sex
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Get it, Shorty
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sasquatch
 13
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Forest Circus Fiasco
 3
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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Best winter climbing area for Portland and the Gorge hands down. Jul 12, 2014
Nathan Scherneck
Portland, OR
Nathan Scherneck   Portland, OR
is OH8 in any of the local guidebooks? Feb 20, 2015
Micah Klesick
Vancouver, WA
Micah Klesick   Vancouver, WA  
It is in the NW OR Rock book. Feb 20, 2015

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