Elevation: 2,301 ft
GPS: 45.64957, -122.10506
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Description

The Columbia Gorge holds some of the best climbing for Portland residents besides the ubiquitous 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

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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 190
South East Corner
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 181
Helm's Deep
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 128
Kung Fu
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 94
Young Warriors
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 140
Step Child
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 82
Party At The Moon Tower
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 109
Kamikaze
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 178
Carrots for Everyone
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 108
May Day
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 91
Rauch Factor
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 60
Dod's Dastardly Jam
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 122
High Plains Drifter
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 109
House of Pain
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 90
Chainmail
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 65
Masterpiece Theatre
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South East Corner Beacon Rock > S Face
 190
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Helm's Deep Ozone > (2) Middle Earth
 181
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Kung Fu Ozone > (4) Gold Wall
 128
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Young Warriors Beacon Rock > S Face
 94
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Step Child Ozone > {10} Mordor
 140
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Party At The Moon Tower Ozone > (3) Snake Wall
 82
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Kamikaze Ozone > (5) Old Tree Wall
 109
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Carrots for Everyone Ozone > (5) Old Tree Wall
 178
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
May Day Ozone > (5) Old Tree Wall
 108
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rauch Factor Ozone > (6) Shield Wall
 91
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Dod's Dastardly Jam Beacon Rock > S Face
 60
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
High Plains Drifter Ozone > (6) Shield Wall
 122
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
House of Pain Ozone > (2) Middle Earth
 109
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Chainmail Ozone > (6) Shield Wall
 90
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Masterpiece Theatre Ozone > (4) Gold Wall
 65
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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