Elevation: 331 ft
GPS: 45.693, -121.681 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Charlie Egan on Jan 22, 2019
Admins: Roberta Zouain, Kristy Tippey, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

Description

This cliff offers well-protected sport routes on steep and blocky fractured basalt. The style of the main wall is cryptic, full-body, and beta-intensive, reminiscent of Rifle or Jailhouse. The thuggy, gymnastic climbing offers a nice contrast/compliment to the thin technical lines of Smith Rock or Broughton. The walls further to the right climb like a moderate version of The Rat Cave. Currently routes range from 5.10b to 5.13d, with a high concentration in the 12+ to 13+ range on the main wall. Several equipped projects may reach into the 5.14 range.

The crag is primarily north facing and stays shaded for the majority of the day. Large roofs above the main wall make rainfall a non-issue for the steeper lines. Winter gets prohibitively cold, but climbing is possible the rest of the year. Breezey summer mornings can be very pleasant, even when it's 90 degrees in the parking lot. Spring can see some seepage.

While the route quality can be excellent, the rock quality can be very chossy. Always beware breaking holds and loose rock.

***It is highly recommended to wear a helmet, especially on the belay.***

If anyone wants to contribute to the fixed gear there: gofundme.com/viento-fixed-g…

Getting There

Park at either Starvation Creek State Park or Viento State Park (OR parks pass required). Walk the paved trail connecting the parks. In roughly 10 minutes, half way between the two parks, a faint trail leads 2 minutes south to the wall. Dead in The Water will be the first route you reach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Viento Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
The Warm Up
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
Something a Little Better
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 21
Sweet Caroline
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 13
Sour Caroline
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
The Big Ulysses
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 17
Twister
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 17
Shield Maiden
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Twisted by Design
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
Bloodlust
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Stormchaser
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Ragnarok
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 3
Ravager
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 3
Feast or Famine
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Valkyrie
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 7
Blood Eagle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Warm Up
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Something a Little Better
 22
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sweet Caroline
 21
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Sour Caroline
 13
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
The Big Ulysses
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Twister
 17
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Shield Maiden
 17
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Twisted by Design
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Bloodlust
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Stormchaser
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Ragnarok
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Ravager
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Feast or Famine
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Valkyrie
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Blood Eagle
 7
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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