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Elevation: 220 ft
GPS: 45.71055, -121.37375
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Shared By: dmPete on Dec 7, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Zachary Winters

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Small basalt cliff that has about 30 climbs. Routes are mostly bolt-protected, though many are "mixed" in that they need a piece of gear or two. Cams in the range of 0.4-3" is sufficient. The grading could be considered a little soft, with the listings coming in at 5.9-5.11+, but most routes have a distinct, brief, and/or avoidable crux. Quality of rock is great in parts, and has cleaned up well over the years, but there are still plenty of rattly blocks and varying-sized chunks on ledges (especially after a wet winter).

Aside from loose rock, the two major local hazards are poison oak - which grows rampant just off the base trail, and even on/near some routes - and rattlesnakes - which tend to be reclusive and timid, so just keep an eye out and give them space.

The crag has definitely grown in popularity over the years, and you are less likely to have it all to yourself on those rare but glorious sunny between January and April. There is only space for around five cars at the pullouts, so please be mindful of how you park.

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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Tidewater
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Penstemon
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Wind Dummy
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Rattlesnake
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 47
Ron Love Verly
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Blind Ambition
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
The Shuttler
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Buckwheat
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Open Space Plan
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
The Chain Gang
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Reed's Route
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
Just a Freakin' Rock Climber
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Risky Sex
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 39
Sasquatch
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Get it, Shorty
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tidewater
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Penstemon
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wind Dummy
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rattlesnake
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Ron Love Verly
 47
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Blind Ambition
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Shuttler
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Buckwheat
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Open Space Plan
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Chain Gang
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Reed's Route
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Just a Freakin' Rock Climber
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Risky Sex
 21
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Sasquatch
 39
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Get it, Shorty
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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