The Honeycombs Rock Climbing
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The BLM still has a blanket road closure on the road system that leads to the Honeycombs. There is active salvage logging and road maintenance on the road leading to the crag.
1. Do not discharge firearms.
2. Overnight use or camping is only allowed on nearby BLM lands but not within the privately owned area which closes at sunset.
3. No smoking, open fires, or fireworks of any kind within the privately owned area. Backpacking canister stoves are permissible.
5. Practice leave no trace ethics and remove any litter you bring or find.
6. Control and pickup after your dog/s and a leash.
7. Maintain emergency access by not blocking the gate at parking area or leaving tents in road during daylight hours (between the gate and fork down to new blasted road).
8. To reduce the possibility of theft, we recommend you not leave camps unattended.
Please consider donating a small amount to the private land owner to help keep the crag awesome! Please send donations to Venmo: @glidehoneycombs. To contact the owner with questions please email: GlideHoneycombs@gmail.com
The combs sit on the edge of a privately owned and BLM border, which runs right through the northern end of the North Comb. The gate it located on BLM land where you can camp for free along the upper road just beyond the gate. The South Comb is on private land - be nice, leave no trace, don't block the access road. The base of the combs used to be a forest and eventually will be again, but in 2017-18 they were extensively logged and a road blasted along Manzanita Ridge, which has its drawbacks as well as its perks. Peregrine falcons nest on the Forbidden or west end of the North Comb early in spring and you should avoid climbing in this area in February until mid June (see access note and comments section for more information). The Honeycombs and the rest of Umpqua-area climbing are covered in Greg Orton's Rock Climbing Western Oregon: Umpqua.
The crag is in the temperate Oregon forest. Have DEET and be ready to put it on pronto if necessary. There's a LOT of goddamnmosquitos at the parking area sometimes (but few at the crags, thankfully). Ticks are present, but rarely carry Lyme.
Camping up top while on BLM is free. Follow BLM fire restrictions if camping on upper BLM road. Open fires are allowed outside of fire season. As with any area, practice leave no trace and help remove anything dropped by others.
Hang a left onto the initially steep gravel road. General instructions are "follow the road that has signs of use." Ignore a disused right at 1.1mi, left then right at the sharp S surve at 2mi, take the right fork at 2.9mi, the parking area is at 4mi. The logging company has installed a bright yellow gate on your right. This is the parking spot and the lat/long given for the area. Don't block the gate!
Walk down the road and onto the trail, or at the first junction (note: camping is free to this junction), continue on the new road going downhill and to the left to reach the majority of the crags, such as the South Comb, the Forbidden Comb, and the south end of the North Comb. If you're aiming for the routes on the east end of the North Comb (which would be Bolted Beauty left to Magic Carpet), go straight on the old trail towards the trees and follow it downward to the wall.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Honeycombs
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