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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 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 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 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 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 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wind Dummy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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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.

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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
 12
Tidewater
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Wind Dummy
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
 24
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
Tidewater
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Wind Dummy
 19
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
 24
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

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