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Areas in Klinger Spring

(1) North End 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
(2) Land of Shadows 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
(3) The Aviary 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
(4) Wolf Point 6 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
(5) The Leaning Tower Area 3 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
(6) Roof Utopia 2 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
(7) Gods and Monsters Wall 14 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Elevation: 2,926 ft
GPS: 45.41, -121.57 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: elmo mecsko on Oct 20, 2014
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
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Description

Klinger Spring cliff is of the same rock band as Pete's Pile, but features much more developed routes, including 30+ sport climbs, some mixed climbs and dozens of trad routes. Most of the climbs are a full 30m long, and can be quite sustained. The majority of the climbs run in the 5.9 to 5.10+ range. Klinger Spring cliff is in a sensitive area of the Mt. Hood National Forest, and has the potential to face restrictions and possible closure by the Forest Service if not treated respectfully. Please tread lightly on the trail and at belay areas, and feel free to lend a hand in the maintenance of this beautiful spot.
Please respect the plants growing along the base of the crag. This is a sensitive area with an abundance of wildflowers & mosses. Dogs are welcome, but if your dog is excitable & wants to run back & forth along the base, dig holes, etc., please keep it on a leash. Don't wander too far into the brush in the late spring/early summer, as there are tick here.
Routes with fixed ropes, or with red webbing on first bolt are projects, please do not climb them.

Getting There

Klinger Springs is located off of HWY 35 on the east side of Mt. Hood. It is about an hour and twenty minutes from Portland, going through either Hood River or Government Camp.
To get to Klinger Springs from Hood River, follow HWY 35 south for 23 miles. Just after crossing a river labeled “E Fork Hood River” there is a large pullout on the east side of the highway (the trailhead of Zigzag Trail). Park here.
The trail goes up and to the right, and then switchbacks to the north. About 100 yards up the trail, you will reach a small trail that goes up and right (east). Follow this trail as it switchbacks up the hill. After about 10 minutes, you will come into a large scree field. Continue on the trail when it goes back into the woods and up to the base of the cliff. Routes are listed from the top of the trail heading to the right (south).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Klinger Spring

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
GSR (Good Sport Route)
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Belly of the Beast
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Yeti's Betty
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Wolf Point
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Getting It Up For The Crack Of Dawn
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Nosferatu
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Blue Grouse
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Lean on Me
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 31
Solstice
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
In Godzilla We Trust
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Osprey
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Equinox
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
Power Child
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 33
The Sphinx
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 26
Goddess of Virtue
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
GSR (Good Sport Route) (4) Wolf Point
 29
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Belly of the Beast (7) Gods and Monsters…
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Yeti's Betty (7) Gods and Monsters…
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Wolf Point (4) Wolf Point
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Getting It Up For The Crack… (7) Gods and Monsters…
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Nosferatu (7) Gods and Monsters…
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Blue Grouse (3) The Aviary
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lean on Me (5) The Leaning Tower…
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Solstice (5) The Leaning Tower…
 31
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
In Godzilla We Trust (7) Gods and Monsters…
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Osprey (3) The Aviary
 21
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Equinox (5) The Leaning Tower…
 16
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Power Child (7) Gods and Monsters…
 14
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Sphinx (7) Gods and Monsters…
 33
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Goddess of Virtue (7) Gods and Monsters…
 26
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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Micah Klesick
Vancouver, WA
Micah Klesick   Vancouver, WA  
Nice catch. I updated it to the correct link, and listed his other book with it. Oct 24, 2014
David J. Thompson
Hood River
David J. Thompson   Hood River
Micah, I believe Tim gave all copies of NWOR to Mazamas (?) talk to Adam Clinton Baylor. Oct 24, 2014
Byron Marohn
Portland, OR
Byron Marohn   Portland, OR
To add to driving directions: The trailhead is at a pullout on HWY 35 north of the two nearby campgrounds (Sherwood and Nottingham). Unfortunately, there is another E Fork Hood River sign south of the campgrounds with a pullout on the West side of the road (which is wrong).

Also, the correct pullout currently (September 2015) does not say zigzag trailhead. It does say "clinger spring". There is a map there which does include the zigzag trail, but it does not appear to start here. Sep 15, 2015
Reed Fee
White Salmon WA
Reed Fee   White Salmon WA
That most certainly is the start of the Zig Zag trail. I'm not sure it says that on the little sign board but it is. Clinger Spring would be shown on the map that is seasonally affixed to the sign board. Almost no one actually parks there to hike the zig zag trail as it is a short steep trail that eventually intersects surveyors ridge. Jul 22, 2016
Micah Klesick
Vancouver, WA
Micah Klesick   Vancouver, WA  
New guidebook for Klinger Spring.
rakkup.com/guidebooks/mt-ho… Aug 31, 2016

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