The Poplar, South Chimney
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Routes in (tt) Mendenhall Ridge
|Poplar, South Chimney, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Sapling, Tilted Slab, The T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a X|
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||Ross Petrie et. al.|
|Page Views:||851 total, 6/month|
|Shared By:||Monomaniac on Nov 29, 2006|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
Private Property Details
You will need to cross a few barbed-wire fences and perhaps some private property to get to these routes. However, the odds of seeing property owners in this remote corner of Oregon are pretty slim. Keep a low profile, travel fast, and you should be ok.
DescriptionThe Poplar is one of the most amazing bulbous rock towers you will ever see. If you've never heard of or seen it, go to the Crooked River Bridge (aka Rex T Barber Bridge) on Highway 97 and look NE. The Poplar is the unbelievable looking spire on the nearest Ridge. The inexplicably tiny base of stone that supports the massive, leaning pillar at once defies logic and gravity. This thing simply HAS to be climbed!
The rock is not what you would call "good", but since you will be chimneying, you should probably be ok. Remember to use opposition at all times, and don't pull straight down or out on anything. Your efforts will be rewarded with a summit register which includes the names of such legendary pioneers as Jeff Thomas.