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Bear Creek Boulders near Roseburg, OR


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M. G. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 0

I'm looking for any directions/beta on the Bear Creek Boulders near Roseburg.
I just moved to the area and want to check the spot out.
thanks

hotlum · · Bend, Oregon · Joined May 2009 · Points: 365

From the hamlet of Umpqua take Hubbard Creek Road west for 10 or so miles and look for a well used logging road named Bear Creek road. Hubbard Creek Road will cross Bear creek and the turn is right after. Bear Creek Road will switchback and climb steeply. At 3/4 mile mark use the pull out. Boulders are visible from the road.

M. G. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 0
hotlum wrote:From the hamlet of Umpqua take Hubbard Creek Road west for 10 or so miles and look for a well used logging road named Bear Creek road. Hubbard Creek Road will cross Bear creek and the turn is right after. Bear Creek Road will switchback and climb steeply. At 3/4 mile mark use the pull out. Boulders are visible from the road.
Awesome...thank you so much.

Are there any other bouldering spots you could share besides Bear Creek and The Callahans in the area?
hotlum · · Bend, Oregon · Joined May 2009 · Points: 365

There are great sandstone boulders all over the place in Douglas Co. Access is the big issue. I came across some really classic looking problems on bullet stuff when I was cruising timber on private ground. The best collection was up Ren Ridge above Elkton on Roseburg Forest Products ground. Gotta get past two gates though. Right now land owners probably have a no tresspass due to fire season. I'm not much of a boulderer, but I had a nice circuit up at Bear Creek when I was over there.
As far as sport climbing, I've always thought the Callahans has Oregons best 5.9 and 5.10 sport climbs..... Weyerhaeuser is being super lame and will hand out a trespass ticket if they catch you up there. They used to be really cool with climbers up until a few years ago. Total bummer. If you are a local I suggest you get on board with the Southwest Oregon Climbers Association.
Have fun

Chris Pichette · · Roseburg, OR · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0

New to the site but lived in roseburg area my whole life and just recently been turned on to climbing.
I've never been to bear creek boulders but a friend and I have been bouldering at the honeycombs and also at colliding rivers on hot summer days

M. G. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 0
Chris Pichette wrote:New to the site but lived in roseburg area my whole life and just recently been turned on to climbing. I've never been to bear creek boulders but a friend and I have been bouldering at the honeycombs and also at colliding rivers on hot summer days
Thanks for the tip on Colliding Rivers...I'll check that out.
Are you talking about the Honeycombs out in eastern Oregon...past Steens?

If you're out that way check out the Bettermilks/Dairy Creek north of Riley...a lifetime of unclimbed boulders out there.
M. G. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 0
hotlum wrote: The best collection was up Ren Ridge above Elkton on Roseburg Forest Products ground. Gotta get past two gates though.
I'm not seeing Ren Ridge on any maps...can you point me in the right direction.
I'm actually living just outside of Drain so finding something near Elkton would be really great.
I have found a few decent looking boulders along Elk Creek already and have a few leads from some old-timers about areas to check out around here.
thanks again!
Chris Pichette · · Roseburg, OR · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0
M. G. wrote: Thanks for the tip on Colliding Rivers...I'll check that out. Are you talking about the Honeycombs out in eastern Oregon...past Steens? If you're out that way check out the Bettermilks/Dairy Creek north of Riley...a lifetime of unclimbed boulders out there.
I'm unsure of any defined problems/routes out at colliding rivers but if you don't mind getting wet and doing some exploring there is some pretty fun stuff to play on. Some are over the water some aren't.

As far as honeycombs, it is a spot about 15 minutes east of Glide with a good amount of top rope, and sport routes and a half lava tube called the bouldering tube. Again I'm not aware of any actual problems but it's a good place to spend a summer day out of the sunshine
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