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: Roberta Zouain, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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.

Sensitivity of the area:
The cliff line that contains Klinger and Pete's has been identified with a specific endangered plant, and is otherwise considered by the Mt Hood National Forest Service to be an environmentally-sensitive area. This cliff has the potential for restriction and possible closure 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, like wildflowers & mosses. Dogs are welcome, but if they might chase wildlife, run around, or dig, please keep them on a leash!

Ticks:
Don't wander too far into the brush in the late spring/early summer, as there are tick here.

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).

63 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Klinger Spring

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 41
GSR (Good Sport Route)
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 49
Hanging Chad
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 42
Belly of the Beast
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 52
Wolf Point
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 38
Point of Diminishing Returns (PDR)
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Nosferatu
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Blue Grouse
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
Lean on Me
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 17
Getting It Up For The Crack Of Dawn
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 51
Solstice
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 39
Osprey
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
Power Child
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 43
The Sphinx
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 35
Goddess of Virtue
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
The Delicate Sound of Falling
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
GSR (Good Sport Route) (4) Wolf Point
 41
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hanging Chad (1) N End
 49
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Belly of the Beast (7) Gods & Monsters Wall
 42
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Wolf Point (4) Wolf Point
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Point of Diminishing Return… (5) The Leaning Tower…
 38
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Nosferatu (7) Gods & Monsters Wall
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Blue Grouse (3) The Aviary
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lean on Me (5) The Leaning Tower…
 41
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Getting It Up For The Crack… (7) Gods & Monsters Wall
 17
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Solstice (5) The Leaning Tower…
 51
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Osprey (3) The Aviary
 39
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Power Child (7) Gods & Monsters Wall
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Sphinx (7) Gods & Monsters Wall
 43
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Goddess of Virtue (7) Gods & Monsters Wall
 35
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Delicate Sound of Falling (5) The Leaning Tower…
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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