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Elevation: 2,301 ft 701 m
GPS: 45.64957, -122.10506
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The Columbia Gorge holds some of the best climbing for Portland residents besides the ever-popular Smith Rock. Beacon Rock, the second-largest monolith in the world, is a huge basalt lump with a long history of hard trad climbing. Many other basalt outcroppings lie near the river. Ozone, OH8 and Farside / Dropzone provide accessible sport and trad single pitch climbing to Portland. There is also extensive developed basalt and granite bouldering hidden in the hills. The rock can leave something to be desired but the setting is always beautiful.

Getting There Suggest change

The region is much closer to the Portland OR metropolis region than the population centers in WA, so most approaches will probably start from there.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Columbia Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 110
Young Warriors
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Free For All, Direct
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 57
Windsurfer
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 42
Blownout
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 67
Dod's Dastardly Jam
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 105
Rauch Factor
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 26
Oracle
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 143
High Plains Drifter
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 56
The Steamboat Captain's Dream
Trad 8 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 30
Free for Some
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 39
Sasquatch
Trad
OH8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 104
Chainmail
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 36
Beyond the Glory
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 78
Masterpiece Theatre
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 44
Route 66
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Young Warriors Beacon Rock > S Face
 110
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Free For All, Direct Beacon Rock > S Face
 57
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Windsurfer Beacon Rock > S Face
 57
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Blownout Beacon Rock > S Face
 42
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Dod's Dastardly Jam Beacon Rock > S Face
 67
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Rauch Factor Ozone > (6) Shield Wall
 105
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Oracle Farside / Dropzone > (6) Main Cliff
 26
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
High Plains Drifter Ozone > (6) Shield Wall
 143
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
The Steamboat Captain's Dream Beacon Rock > Northwest Face
 56
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 8 pitches
Free for Some Beacon Rock > S Face
 30
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Sasquatch OH8
 39
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Chainmail Ozone > (6) Shield Wall
 104
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Beyond the Glory Ozone > (4) Gold Wall
 36
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Masterpiece Theatre Ozone > (4) Gold Wall
 78
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Route 66 Ozone > {10} Mordor
 44
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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