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.

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.

32 Total Climbs

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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
 19
Wind Dummy
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Tidewater
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Rattlesnake
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Penstemon
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 25
Ron Love Verly
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Blind Ambition
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
The Shuttler
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Open Space Plan
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Reed's Route
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
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
 15
Risky Sex
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Get it, Shorty
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Sasquatch
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Forest Circus Fiasco
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wind Dummy
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tidewater
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rattlesnake
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Penstemon
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ron Love Verly
 25
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Blind Ambition
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Shuttler
 12
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
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Just a Freakin' Rock Climber
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Spring Breezes
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Risky Sex
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Get it, Shorty
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sasquatch
 17
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Forest Circus Fiasco
 4
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
Kalamazoo, MI
Micah Klesick   Kalamazoo, MI  
It is in the NW OR Rock book. Feb 20, 2015